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Lilly Ledbetter, the U.S. Supreme Court, and President Obama

$3,843,041.93.This was the initial verdict–including punitive damages–for Lilly Ledbetter in her Title VII lawsuit against former employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber (See our Winter 2007 Newsletter).Lilly began working for Goodyear in 1979.Her pay was comparable to her male counterparts. When she later received poor performance evaluations because of unlawful gender discrimination, her pay dropped in …

Estate Planning Aspects of the 2010 Tax Relief Act

Last December, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was signed into law.  In addition to extending the “Bush Income Tax Cuts” of 2001, a part of this new law contains new wealth transfer tax rules for 2010, 2011, and 2012.  This article provides a very brief overview …

Collect Now Or Forever Hold Your Piece … Of Paper.

Too frequently, a successful litigant’s judgment is worth no more than the piece of paper it is written on.Add the tremendous cost of litigation, and a big win may feel like a big loss.The problem is that while the lawsuit is pending the defendant is (i) incurring attorneys fees; (ii) using, encumbering, or losing assets; …

Questions Remain After Enactment of “Perfect” Bankruptcy Code

The arrival of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“The Reform Act”) was introduced with a great deal of doomsday prophesy.Practitioners, scholars, and jurists that reviewed The Reform Act prior to its passage all came up with the same conclusion:that the new law was not a model of clarity.This conclusion was …

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