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Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. X One X Productions, dba X One X Movie Archives, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2016

In dispute over merchandise with images taken from old posters and lobby cards for “Gone with the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz,” Eighth Circuit


We Shall Overcome Foundation v. The Richmond Organization, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

In dispute over whether civil rights Anthem “We Shall Overcome” is in public domain, district court refuses to dismiss copyright infringement claims


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


EMI Christian Music Group, Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

Following $48 million jury verdict in music companies’ long-running copyright action against online service MP3tunes, Second Circuit vacates district


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


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


Mattel v. MGA Entertainment
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

Ninth Circuit vacates jury verdict and related damages, fees and costs award in connection with MGA’s misappropriation of trade secrets counterclaim, finding that that counterclaim was not compulsory and not permissible, and affirms attorneys’ fees and costs awarded to MGA under the Copyright Act


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


Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

U.S. Supreme Court finds FCC's indecency rulings regarding isolated utterances of profanity and brief depictions of female anatomy to be unconstitutionally vague and a violation of due process