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Supreme Court Narrows Ability to Recover Internal Investigation Costs

In January, this blog previewed the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lagos v. United States to resolve a circuit split regarding whether companies could recover costs of internal investigations under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA). At the end … Continue reading

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You’re worth more than your ability to pass (or fail) the bar exam

Last August, Jon Hanson asked me, as an alum, to give a talk to a group of Harvard Law School 1Ls about “life in the law.” It was one of the hardest talks I’ve ever given, because it’s some of the … Continue reading

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The Government’s Ability to Recoup Tax Preparation Fees

Tax preparers can grow their businesses in a short period of time by filing fraudulent tax returns.  As word spreads about the size of the refunds these preparers are able to secure for their clients, the preparers pick up new … Continue reading

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What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes and Our Ability to See?

Wired: “Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones anymore. We must learn to look at the wider world. The eyes are unwell. Their childhood suppleness is lost. The lenses, as we log hours on this earth, thicken, … Continue reading

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IRS May Limit Ability to Deduct Property Tax Prepayments

The IRS published guidance in early January that potentially limits some taxpayers’ ability to prepay their real property taxes in 2017 for future years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits the combined deduction for local, state, and property… … Continue reading

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