High Court Adopts Forward-Looking Method Of Calculating Disposable Income

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision June 7 affirmed an appellate court's ruling and held that when a bankruptcy court calculates a debtor's projected disposable income, the court may account for changes in the debtor's income or expenses that are known...

McCarter & English Expands Tax & Benefits Practice With Addition Of Lee Holtzman

NEWARK, N.J. - McCarter & English has announced that Lee S. Holtzman has joined the firm's Local Property Tax Appeal Practice in the Newark office. Holtzman has extensive experience in all aspects of property tax litigation. He joins the firm as a special counsel. Holtzman has litigated a...

Trial Begins In Islamic Charity Tax Case

EUGENE, Ore. - (AP) Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a corporate officer in a defunct Islamic charity who is accused of taking $150,000 from an Egyptian donor, laundering it through the charity, and trying to send it to revolutionaries fighting to create an Islamic state in the Russian republic...

Court Won't Reconsider Tax Targeting Nude Bars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't stop Utah from enacting a tax that hits only adult-oriented businesses. The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from Denali, LLC, which wanted to overturn a decision by the Utah Supreme Court. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Paul Hogan To Sue Australia For Failed Tax Probe

ADELAIDE, Australia - (AP) "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan will sue the Australian government for damaging his reputation during a failed criminal investigation into his tax dealings. Fairfax Media on Thursday reported that Hogan's lawyer said the actor could seek up to $80 million for...

High Court: Medical Residents Considered Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security taxes. The high court said that the IRS did not have to refund tax money collected by the Mayo Foundation of Rochester, Minn., and the University of...

Greenberg Traurig's Barbara T. Kaplan Admitted To American College Of Tax Counsel

NEW YORK - Barbara T. Kaplan, shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and chair of their New York Tax and National Tax Audits & Litigation Practices, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The college is one of the premier legal associations in America...

LexisNexis Weekly Tip: Recent Tax Releases & Enhancements To The Almanac Of The Federal Judiciary!

Recently released on Lexis is the CCH source CCH 2007 through Current Tax Acts: Law, Explanation & Analysis, which will be updated whenever new major federal tax legislation is enacted. Also, Aspen's Almanac of the Federal Judiciary has been enhanced with judges' photos, where available,...

U.S. High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Taxing Severance Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Severance payments fall within the Federal Insurance Contributions Act’s (FICA) definition of wages and are taxable, Assistant to the Solicitor General Eric J. Feigin told the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 14 in arguments presented on behalf of the United States...

This Is Real Law: Expert Witness Malpractice: Making The Case For—And Against—Civil Liability

Captain Corcoran was never, never sick at sea. Well, hardly ever —as audiences familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved 1878 comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore know so well. Indeed, they eagerly await the moment early in the opera when, challenged in song by his gallant crew, the ship’s...

California High Court: Tax Code, Not UCL, Proper Avenue For Excess Tax Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (Mealey’s) California’s tax code provides the sole remedy for consumers who believe that a retailer improperly charged tax reimbursements, the California Supreme Court held May 1 in a 4-3 opinion rejecting state unfair competition law (UCL) claims ( Kimberly Loeffler...