• Some clarity and bad news regarding taxation of cloud computing in Chicago

      A trap for the unwary has been the Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, which is currently imposed at the rate of 9% on certain leases of tangible personal property. The Chicago Department of Finance, which enforces the Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, interprets the term “lease of tangible personal property” broadly, to include use of computers.

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    • Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceedings

      Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceedings Written by Brian Spiro • July 2nd, 2015 • Guardianship Litigation, In the recent decision of Zemel v. Zemel, No. 4D14-1858 (Fla. 4th DCA July 1, 2015), the Court held that a non-party to a guardianship proceeding must be afforded due process, which includes sufficient prior notice and a full and fair opportunity to be heard.

      Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 4 readers -
  • FATCA Leaves No Land Untouched

    FATCA Leaves No Land Untouched By Veronica Pamoukaghlian, Senior Journalist During the first half of 2015, 11 new countries have signed effective inter-governmental agreements (IGAs) with the US to reciprocally exchange information about offshore accounts. The new IGA signees include large financial markets like Qatar, South Korea, Colombia, and Iceland.

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  • Judges Tosses Jury Verdict in DuPont Whistleblower Case

    We thought Jeffrey Simoneaux’ whistleblower case against DuPont was dead. On January 23rd of this year a federal jury in Baton Rogue, Louisiana ruled in favor of DuPont and tossed the False Claims Act and anti-retaliation suit brought by the former long time employee. Ordinarily, when a jury renders its verdict the case is over. Jeffrey Simoneaux isn’t an ordinary whistleblower, however.

    Due Diligence- 6 readers -
  • The Five Best Law Firm Logos We Have Found (So Far)

    At ONE400, we frequently ask ourselves, “What makes a great law firm logo?” An effective logo should be memorable, timeless, and unique, but an effective law firm logo has the added challenge of being professional yet approachable, and conservative but relevant. It’s not an easy task to meet all of this criteria, but we managed to find five logos that inspire us and hopefully you as well.

    Meagan Chin/ One 400- 5 readers -
  • New Designer Drug in Texas: Flakka

    Will flakka become the newest Penalty Group 2 Substance in Texas? Many people have heard of designer drugs such as Molly or Ecstasy, but the latest drug to hit the streets goes by a different name, Flakka or Flocka. The name comes from the Spanish slang term for a beautiful woman (“la flaca”), This new drug, also known “gravel” based on its physical appearance, can be snorted, s ...

    Benson Varghese/ Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney- 5 readers -
  • Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Roles

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Roles Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: In its latest round of restructuring, Morgan Stanley has altered the number of management roles at their branch, complex and regional levels.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 9 readers -
  • Edson Manzano Struck, Killed by 18-Wheeler in Texas City, TX

    TEXAS CITY, TX (06/30/2015) — 20-year-old Edson Alaniz Manzano, a state contractor for Biolandscape, was killed when an 18-wheeler veered off the road and struck him. According to reports, 20-year-old Edson Alaniz Manzano, a state contractor, was killed after an 18-wheeler struck him off Highway 146 at FM 646 in Texas City, Texas on Tuesday morning.

    Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
  • Introduction to Chapter 13

    A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide for his various classes of debt - priority, secured, and unsecured.

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 5 readers -
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