U.S. Constitution

  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    … crimes cost the U.S. government more than $300 billion each year. Government authorities usually seek to charge individuals for their white-collar crimes but, in some cases, it may proceed to sanction corporate entities for these offenses. If convicted of a white-collar crime, the offender faces restitution, fines, paying for costs related…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • Massachusetts Revokes Tax Rule For Internet Sellers In Response to Lawsuit

    … have been affected by Directive 17-1 are now not required to register to collect and remit Massachusetts sales tax as of July 1. The ACMA and NetChoice are represented in the litigation by George S. Isaacson, Matthew P. Schaefer, and Jamie Szal. The case is American Catalog Mailers Association and NetChoice v. Heffernan, Mass. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 1784CV01772. The post Massachusetts Revokes Tax Rule For Internet Sellers In Response to Lawsuit appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 14 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    … limiting the right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution. The first element of a terroristic threat is the intent to terrorize, disrupt, harm, or intimidate a function of government. To prove that the actor has made a terroristic threat, the prosecutor must show that the actor/speaker said something that’s reasonably considered as threatening…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …) stalking; 4) escape from a felony custody; 5) possession of firearm by a known felon; 6) bail jumping (felony arrest); 7) indecent exposure (child); 8) intoxication assault; 9) retaliation; 10) third offense DWI; 11) third offense (violation protective order); 12) evidence tampering; and 13) stalking. Examples of a state jail felony include: 1…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Tennessee Chancery Court Enjoins Enforcement of New Sales Tax Collection Rule

    … In response to a petition filed by George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer on behalf of the American Catalog Mailers Association and NetChoice, the Tennessee Chancery Court has suspended enforcement of a Tennessee Department of Revenue rule that would have required out–of–state retailers without a physical presence in Tennessee to collect and remit…

    Brann & Isaacson- 8 readers -
  • Regulatory Taking, Anyone?

    … of deliberations, the jury decided that the Wetlands Bylaw and the Commission’s subsequent denial of relief constituted a regulatory taking and awarded Ms. Smyth $640,000, plus interest. In essence, the jury decided that the application of the Wetlands Bylaw violated Article 10 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and the Fifth and Fourteen…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 13 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    …-citizens have the right to a lawyer, as well as other rights under the U.S. Constitution. The immigration authorities cannot simply deport someone without providing a chance to be heard. If you believe that you might have a right to remain in the U.S., you should insist on your right to a lawyer and to a hearing on the merits of their case. If you…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Colorado Tax Reporting Statute

    … review of the constitutionality of a Colorado statute that requires out–of–state retailers to collect and provide information about their customers to the Colorado Department of Revenue, regardless of whether those retailers have any physical presence in Colorado. The DMA had challenged the statute on the ground that it violates the Commerce Clause…

    Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • Dual Citizenship for United States Citizens

    … citizenship > Dual Citizenship for United States Citizens As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had numerous clients ask me about whether dual citizenship is allowed under U.S. law. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am in the process of obtaining my U.S. citizenship, and would like to remain a citizen of another country. What…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Pleading Florida’s Long-Arm Statute in Federal Trust Dispute

    … that exercise of jurisdiction would violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently engaged in this analysis in Abromats v. Abromats, Case No. 16-CV-60653 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 15, 2016) (Bloom, J.). In Abromats, the plaintiff alleged that the Court had diversity jurisdiction…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 6 readers -
  • George Isaacson Addresses Digital Sales Tax Disputes In Bloomberg BNA Article

    … A July 5, 2016, article, “Top E–tailers, States Battle in Evolving Digital Sales Tax,” quotes Senior Partner George Isaacson discussing efforts by states like South Dakota to force out–of–state retailers, including Newegg, Overstock.com, and Wayfair, to register to collect tax despite having no physical presence there. Isaacson described…

    Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • Wage Theft Updates: Service Industry, Food Service and More

    … Shell Oil Company is a huge, multibillion dollar oil company. Shell has hundreds of oil and gas wells here in the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. At most drilling sites, Shell has wellsite foremen or wellsite managers. Some of these workers are hired by the company as employees while others are labeled as independent contractors. One of these…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
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