Tax Law

803 ABA Journal Tax Law articles.

Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care law, making review before election unlikely
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to grant fast-track review to a new constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, making it unlikely that the case will be decided before the 2020 presidential election.
BigLaw firm sues Missouri for alleged failure to pay full incentives for jobs it created
Littler Mendelson has filed a lawsuit claiming the state of Missouri failed to pay promised incentives for the jobs the law firm created when it located its new global services center in Kansas City in 2015.
SCOTUS goes into the new year with a loaded plate as impeachment trial looms

The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.

Chemerinsky: 2019 was all about setting up the blockbuster year 2020 promises to be
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Supreme Court agrees to hear 3 disputes over access to Trump’s financial and tax records
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases in which President Donald Trump is fighting subpoenas for his tax and financial records from two banks and his accounting firm.
Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t review abortion ultrasound law; 9th Circuit edits its Taylor Swift decision

Supreme Court won’t review Kentucky abortion law requiring ultrasounds

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to display fetal ultrasounds and…

2nd Circuit refuses to block House committees’ subpoenas for Trump bank records
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to block subpoenas by two House committees for President Donald Trump’s banking records.
SCOTUS stays order requiring Trump’s accounting firm to give his financial records to House
The U.S. Supreme Court issued Monday a stay of a federal appeals court mandate requiring President Donald Trump’s accounting firm to give Congress financial records relating to Trump and his businesses.
Top California court blocks state law requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns
The California Supreme Court has struck down a state law that requires presidential candidates to disclose five years of tax returns to appear on the primary ballot.
Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor killed in ‘freak accident’ in courtroom; lawyer accused of filing suits for nonclients

South Africa prosecutor is killed in courtroom gun incident

A South Africa prosecutor was killed Monday when a gun being entered into evidence discharged and the bullet struck her in…

Afternoon Briefs: Chief justice blocks Trump accounting subpoena; Ginsburg’s back at work

Chief justice temporarily blocks subpoena for Trump accounting records

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. temporarily stayed an appeals court ruling Monday that upheld a House committee…

Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly paying personal expenses through law firm account
A lawyer in Cornelius, North Carolina, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of filing a false tax return based on allegations that he used his law firm account to pay personal expenses that included a condo mortgage and luxury cars.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump must provide tax returns, court says; DA accepts gift cards in exchange for community service

Trump loses bid to block turnover of tax records, plans U.S. Supreme Court appeal

President Donald Trump can’t block a subpoena for his private tax records from New York prosecutors…

Afternoon Briefs: Arizona bans photos outside top courts; lawyer’s pretrial detention upheld

Arizona bans photos and broadcasts outside appellate-level courts

Arizona’s chief justice has banned photos, videos and live broadcasting outside appellate-level courts in the state, including the state supreme court. The…

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