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Ballard Spahr LLP: Supreme Court Rules That Severance Payments Are Subject To FICA Taxes
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Wendi L. Kotzen, Timothy F. McCormack, and Christopher A. Jones The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that payments of supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB payments) are taxable wages subject to FICA tax withholding. The Court’s decision... Read More

Ballard Spahr Obtains Ruling That FAA Preempts Pennsylvania Unconscionability Law On Class Action Waivers
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group In the first opinion to address the issue following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion , a Pennsylvania federal district court has held that the Federal Arbitration... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Supreme Court’s Campaign Contribution Decision To Have Substantial Impact
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Joseph A. Kanefield, Brunn (Beau) Roysden, and Lindsay D. Breedlove | Pundits have alternatively saluted and denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week striking down aggregate campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional. Few... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Supreme Court To Decide Evidentiary Requirements for Removal Notices in Class Actions
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Burt M. Rublin and Jonathan E. Selkowitz The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the issue of what, if any, evidence a defendant must present in a notice of removal to remove a case to federal court based on the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 11th Circuit: Rule 23 Trumps State Law Limitation On Class Actions
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael R. Carroll, Burt M. Rublin, and Neal Walters Dealing a blow to defendants facing consumer fraud litigation in the 11th Circuit, the court of appeals for that circuit has reinstated a class action under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practice... Read More