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Paul Hogan To Sue Australia For Failed Tax Probe
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Trial Begins In Islamic Charity Tax Case
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Court Won't Reconsider Tax Targeting Nude Bars
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

High Court: Medical Residents Considered Employees
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

McCarter & English Expands Tax & Benefits Practice With Addition Of Lee Holtzman
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Greenberg Traurig's Barbara T. Kaplan Admitted To American College Of Tax Counsel
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

High Court Adopts Forward-Looking Method Of Calculating Disposable Income
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by James Cordrey

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... Read More

California High Court: Tax Code, Not UCL, Proper Avenue For Excess Tax Case
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Bryan Redding

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... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Taxing Severance Payments
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

LexisNexis Weekly Tip: Recent Tax Releases & Enhancements To The Almanac Of The Federal Judiciary!
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More