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Mathew v. The Walt Disney Co.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2017

Author Royce Mathew sued The Walt Disney Co. and related entities and individuals in Florida, claiming that the studio’s “Pirates of the Caribbean”


It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Sues for Breach of Contract
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2017

Loans secured by stock are an important and popular product offered by many lenders to individuals and other borrowers. The ability of a lender to


ITN Flix, LLC v. Univision Television Group, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2017

In copyright dispute involving two films starring Danny Trejo as characters seeking vengeance for family’s murder, district court denied media


Case update: court finds that taxpayer who sold a contract right to purchase land realized capital gain income
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2014

Only a taxpayer selling a "capital asset" may realize capital gain income on the sale of property and benefit from the lower tax rate that applies to


Two taxpayers lose income tax deductions for spousal support payments
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

Two recent Tax Court cases serve as a reminder that the income tax deduction for the payment of spousal support is subject to some very specific rules


Taxpayer falls into ordinary income trap under Section 1239
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2014

The recent case of Fish v. Commissioner (November 2013), points out a very subtle trap into which this taxpayer stumbled. The taxpayer owned a


Tresona Multimedia, LLC v. Burbank High School Vocal Music Association
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2016

District court holds that director of school show choir that inspired TV series "Glee" is


California State Board of Equalization Rules Against Taxpayer in “Drop and Swap” 1031 Exchange
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2016

It is well known that the State of California does not like "drop and swap" 1031 exchanges. A typical drop and swap scenario involves a partnership


One-year covenant not to compete must be amortized over fifteen years
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2010

A recent Tax Court case points out a problem with the statutory provisions that govern the amortization of intangible assets


Property equalization payment was not deductible as alimony
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2014

In McNealy v. Commissioner (February 2014), another taxpayer tried but failed to obtain an alimony deduction for a payment made to his ex-spouse