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Dianne Saxe
Federal Govt Stands Down Wastewater Pollution Regulations

The federal government has reached an equivalency agreement with Quebec over wastewater pollution regulations intended to protect fish. Under the federal Fisheries Act , the federal government can agree NOT to apply its regulations in a province, if it...

Jordan D. Maglich
Madoff Victims That Invested $1 Million or Less Will Soon Be Even

The court-appointed bankruptcy trustee overseeing the recovery of assets in Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme is seeking approval to distribute more than $1.25 billion to the notorious con man's victims - an effort that, if approved, will...

Joel Newman, Esq. Professor of Law, Wake Forest
College Booster Club Contributions

[1] Introduction Not all transfers of value to qualified charitable organizations are deductible. When you buy a book from the college bookstore, your payment is not a contribution; you got what you paid for. If you give $300 to your local public radio...

Thomas O. Gorman
SEC Files Two Offering Fraud Actions Tied to a Horse Farm

The Commission filed two settled offering fraud actions centered in part around an entity engaged in the purchase and sale of thoroughbred horses called Raintree Racing. A second involved an offering of interests in a real estate investment firm known...

Lee Berlik
Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Borders

Back in 2012, the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled in an Internet defamation case that discovery could be obtained from a nonresident third party by serving a subpoena on the company's registered agent in Virginia. That decision was reversed last week...

DLA Piper
Warning To NY Litigators − What Privilege Attaches To Pre-Litigation Attorney Statements? NY Appeals Court Answers: Qualified

By Richard F. Hans , Andrew L. Deutsch , and Cherelle I. Glimp New York law has long recognized that attorneys who make defamatory statements in connection with an existing litigation enjoy an absolute privilege against claims for libel and slander...