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Emotional distress damages aren’t taxable

The federal government can’t tax the money a plaintiff received as compensation for emotional distress and other intangible injuries, the D.C. Circuit recently ruled, holding that §104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code is unconstitutional as applied. The decision has reignited ...

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Counsel Pressuring Outside Law Firms On Diversity

It didn't take long for dozens of corporate counsel at large companies to sign onto a recent "Call To Action" urging them to pressure outside counsel on diversity hiring and retention campaigns, with many on board before the final version went out in August. But unlike earlier initiatives that simply sought a commitment to diversity from outside counsel, this pledge promises to yank business from outside law firms that do not make diversity progress and give it to those that do.

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Your Company Could Be Liable To Non-Employees

Consider these not uncommon scenarios: A clerical worker from a temporary agency accuses your technology company of gender discrimination. An employee of the independent company that maintains your company’s parking lot sues your retail business for racial harassment. Your venture ...

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How IP Patents Can Lock In Competitive Advantages

Technology Deals, 152 pagesBy Stephen C. GlazierLBI Law and Business Institute, Publisher$19.95How to order: The book can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Booksamillion.com. A strong intellectual property portfolio is a valuable asset for companies in a range of ...

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