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Invisible disabilities under the FHA and ADA – when are they really real?

Among the most frustrating claims of disability for landlords, businesses and clear thinking lawyers are those involving mental impairments – invisible disabilities whose very existence is hard to determine. For this blog we’re stepping away from strictly new cases to … Continue reading

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FCA consults on new guidance on variation terms under unfair terms legislation

On 17 May 2018, the FCA published Guidance Consultation 18/2: Fairness of variation terms in financial services consumer contracts under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (GC18/2). Following the removal of some unfair contract terms material from the FCA website in … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Slams Door on Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

I previously wrote about the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, which asked whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  Victims of human rights violations in foreign nations (including terrorism) had made … Continue reading

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Private Student Loans From For-Profit Schools Are No Longer Under Investigation by the DOE

The New York Times today in an article titled “Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits” shows a department charged with investigations of schools such as DeVry, Corinthian, Everest, ITT, IADT etc., has only three employees now that it … Continue reading

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Conservation Easements: Charitable Deduction Disallowed Under “Substantial Benefits” Test

In Wendell Falls Development, LLC v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2018-45, the Tax Court denied a charitable contribution deduction for a taxpayer’s contribution of a conservation easement because the taxpayer expected to receive a substantial benefit from the donation. The taxpayer … Continue reading

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