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State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2014

In response to consumer complaints, Ohio AG Mike DeWine is investigating businesses for any possible bottled water price gouging during the city of

List of foreign charities with qualified donee status reduced to zero
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 21 2014

Recent changes introduced in Budget 2012, which have made it tougher for foreign charities to obtain qualified donee status, have resulted in a

DC Superior Court approves Corcoran's proposed agreement with National Gallery and GW University
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

On August 18, 2014, the DC Superior Court granted the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s (The Trustees’) petition for cy près relief with

Potential loss of tax-exempt status when not-for-profits wind up
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 8 2015

Late last year, the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") released a technical interpretation, CRA document no. 2013-0474101E5 -- "NPO wind-up - asset

How does dark money stay dark?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2014

After the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United case invalidated certain prohibitions in the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the campaign finance

Name or shame: complying with the name and charitable status provisions of the Co- operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

The Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 August 2014. The Act represents a major consolidation of

Freedom from Religion Foundation: 7th Circuit reminds that standing is every plaintiff’s cross to bear
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

There is something to be said for not paying your taxes. At least, that is one lesson that the plaintiffs may have learned from the Seventh Circuit’s

New York's Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 changes the governance of private colleges, universities and schools
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, New York's Non-Profit Revitalization Act, (the Act) fundamentally changes the governance of non-profit private colleges

Charitable sector bills passed by House Ways and Means Committee
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee passed all five charity bills focused on the charitable sector. "The Council on Foundations commends the Members

CRA sends CNCA notices
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2014

As we hope you know from reading previous issues, the Canada Corporations Act has been repealed and replaced by the Canada Not-for-Profit