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IRS issues DOMA guidance: action steps for employers
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

On August 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17 providing guidance on the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision


New Year's resolution -- make sure your estate plan reflects your wishes
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

With the start of a new year and the enactment of a new federal law that will affect estate planning in a variety of ways, now is the time to review


Howes v. Riordan
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

In Howes v. Riordan, Case No. 11-P-596, 2012 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 220 (Feb. 28, 2012), a decision issued pursuant to Rule 1:28, the Appeals Court affirmed the allowance of a motion to strike an affidavit of objections


Berkowitz v. Berkowitz
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

In Berkowitz v. Berkowitz, Civil Action No. 11-10483-DJC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31487 (D. Mass. March 9, 2012), the U.S. District Court denied a motion to dismiss a complaint alleging breach of an oral trust


Rivera v. Mackoul
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

In Rivera v. Mackoul, Case No. 10-P-1663, 2012 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 120 (Feb. 3, 2012), a decision issued pursuant to Rule 1:28, the Appeals Court affirmed a judgment in favor of an estate planning attorney for fees incurred in a will contest, where the will was determined to be invalid pursuant to an agreement for judgment


The perils of consent
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2011

The Sixth Circuit held that a suspected marijuana grower's consent to a search of his residence for "other material or records pertaining to narcotics" allowed the police to search a thumb drive connected to his laptop, on which they found child pornography


A lawyer's "privilege" to produce
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

The First Circuit rejected a series of arguments from the client of an attorney who received a grand-jury subpoena for the client's records


Add forfeiture to the inevitability of death and taxes
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

The Ninth Circuit held that if an indictment properly includes forfeiture allegations for an offense that authorizes criminal forfeiture, the sentencing court must impose forfeiture of the proceeds of the crime


Lifting the veil of secrecy
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote the chair of the Advisory Committee on the Criminal Rules, recommending an amendment to Rule 6(e), which governs the secrecy of grand-jury materials


Immediate appeal is permitted to challenge a trial court’s authority to vacate a previous judgment
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2007

The Supreme Court of Connecticut recently found another exception to the final judgment rule under the second prong of State v. Curcio, 191 Conn. 27, 31 (1983), reaffirming that parties may immediately appeal and challenge a trial court’s power to vacate a previous judgment or order