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Musings on the Meaning of “Primary”

The recent Illinois Supreme Court decision in Oswald v. Hamer, which I discuss here, got me thinking about the meaning of an all-important word in charitable tax exemption. That word is “primary.” Almost all law dealing with charitable tax exemption….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sometimes you've just got to shrug and live with the precedent you've got

There comes a time in every teaching semester (usually very early on…) where you have to coax your students to be comfortable with courts contradicting each other. You have to teach them to distinguish the cases, to make sense of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Comcast Outbids Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky

The winning bid values Sky, one of Europe’s top television companies, at about $39 billion. That’s nearly 61 percent more than Fox initially bid for Sky in 2016... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Veterans Administration (VA) Rules

The VA has finally released its new regulations, which can be very important to anyone who files for VA benefits AFTER October 18, 2018, or who wants to file before then! The Good News:  Allowable medical expenses have increased to include the monthly cost of Independent Living Facilities, if a physician has required that the patient either needs assistance with two Activities of Daily Living (ADL) or supervision due to cognitive or physical limitations. ADLs include walking, bathing, dressing, toileting, pain management, feeding, and grooming. Other Good News:  The asset test, which was about $80,000, which was the amount the veteran could retain, has now been increased to $123,600, to be increased each year with inflation. The test, however, now includes annual gross income, minus medical expenses. Other News:  There is now a THREE-YEAR LOOK-BACK period for transfers for less than fair-market value. This makes planning for eligibility much more difficult than….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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