Congratulations to attorneys John M. Scagnelli and William A. Baker of the Environmental and Land Use Group in a successful appeal for R&K Associates, LLC (“R&K”). Scagnelli and Baker represented R&K, the current owner of industrial property in Livingston, New Jersey, in a successful appeal brought before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division in [...]Former Senior White House Advisor Tapped to Lead Expansion into Washington, D.C.
Attorney, entrepreneur and consultant Moe Vela will head Scarinci Hollenbeck's office in its new D.C. location Lyndhurst, New Jersey, May 14, 2013 – Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the expansion of its law firm into Washington, D.C. In addition, Scarinci Hollenbeck is proud to announce that Former Senior White House Advisor Moe Vela has [...]
Late last month, hackers sent a fake tweet from the Associated Press' Twitter account referencing an explosion at the White House. The tweet caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plunge more than 100 points within seconds. This latest incident highlights not only how disruptive data security breaches can be, but also how easily they [...]New York City Businesses Must Provide Mandatory Sick Leave
Businesses in New York City will soon have to provide paid sick days to employees under legislation recently passed by the New York City Council. While Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not support the measure, it passed by a “veto-proof” majority. Specifically, the NYC employment law will require businesses with 20 or more employees to provide [...]
Cengage Learning, the elite academic content and software corporation, is strongly considering seeking bankruptcy proceedings following the release of disappointing third quarter financial results. In a conference call with reporters, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen explained that the company was forced to borrow the whole of its remaining available credit limit - approximately $430 million - in [...]Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford On the Brink of Bankruptcy Due to Costly Custody Battle
Actress Kelly Rutherford, known well for her role on the TV show Gossip Girl, announced that she is exploring bankruptcy protection as a financial option to overcome piles of legal bills and related expenses associated with a costly custody battle. The 44-year-old thespian entered into a highly public and contentious custody battle with her ex-husband, German [...]
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Billy Hunter, ousted National Basketball Players Association executive director, filed a lawsuit against the union and its new president, Derek Fisher, in a California Superior Court. Hunter is suing the parties for defamation and breach of contract stemming from his dismissal, alleging that a secret deal reached between Fisher and publicist Jamie Wior to end the 2011 lockout [...]
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Bitcoins have become a popular topic of discussion recently, as lawmakers and regulators address the complex questions revolving around this digital currency. For example, the virtual Bitcoins are now being used more frequently by online sports gamblers to wager on professional and college sports, as the anonymity gives sports gamblers a chance to circumvent federal [...]
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One of the many controversies in Washington, D.C. is the dispute arising out of the Internal Revenue Service’s extensive review of applications of exempt organizations using the names with words such as “Tea Party,” “Patriots” and “We The People.” I spent some time explaining to a client how the review process between the IRS and [...]IRS ‘Robo-Audits’ Raise Privacy Concerns
The Internal Revenue Service was not wholly unaffected by budget cuts and the federal sequester, and saw many of its financial resources diminished as a result. In response, the IRS may lean on technology solutions to detect tax law violations and penalize criminals. However, the agency's use of new data mining innovations has raised a [...]