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The doctrine of judicial estoppelalive, well, expanding, and still devastating

USA - July 24 2012 The doctrine of “judicial estoppel” is alive and fully applicable to maritime personal injury claims

Bimco’s 2013 Laytime Definitionsa model for reducing charter party disputes?

USA - October 9 2013 BIMCO recently promulgated a new document, Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties ("Laytime Definitions") 2013, which defines various terms used in

Paying employees in gold coins or through shell corporations both are tax evasion schemes

USA - January 17 2014 Everyone knows that paying employees under the table is a classic tax evading scheme, but what if you do so through a separate company? What if you

A primer of the elements and risks of filing a notice of pendency in New York

USA - March 1 2011 New York's notice of pendency statute replaces the common law rule of lis pendens

Shipper’s liability for dangerous cargo

USA - November 14 2012 In this day and age, with containers pervasive and new and ever-developing chemicals, compounds, and materials being developed and shipped at a rapid pace, the risk is ever-increasing of significant or even catastrophic loss or damage resulting from the carriage of dangerous goods

Historic Water Resources Reform and Development Act enacted into law

USA - June 12 2014 On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”) (Public Law No: 113-121). The

IRS issues guidance effectively prohibiting employers from reimbursing employees for individual health insurance premiums

USA - June 9 2014 The IRS has posted on its website a “Question and Answer” that effectively prohibits employers from reimbursing employees for premiums for individual

DOJ issues further guidance on Swiss bank program

USA - June 6 2014 Yesterday the Justice Department's Tax Division issued further "comments" regarding its "Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters

Effects of New York nonprofit law on New York wholly - charitable trusts

USA - June 5 2014 The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 ("Act"), many parts of which are effective July 1, will affect New York nonprofit corporations and

IRS Commissioner hints that OVDP modifications are in the works

USA - June 5 2014 Since 2009, the Internal Revenue Service has offered three different amnesty programs for taxpayers with undeclared foreign bank accounts. These