An Alabama District Court declared the Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”) unconstitutional in a case brought by the National Small Business Association and an individual. The ruling is being appealed by the Department of the Treasury; its Notice of Appeal was filed on March 11, 2024. The government may seek a stay of the ruling pending the appeal.

It’s not unusual for a company to offer unhappy customers a special deal to hold onto their business. But at some point, do all those discounts become unfair to customers who pay full price?

Lancaster, a small city in Northern Los Angeles County, has hosted location shoots for a number of movies and TV shows, but otherwise doesn’t get a lot of attention in Hollywood. That would have changed dramatically if the city had won a lawsuit targeting a key part of the entertainment industry.

We would all like to believe that family members should be able to trust each other and that parents, in their senior years, can rely on their adult children to act honorably. However, unfortunately, we all also recognize that reality all too often falls short of this ideal.

By Rachelle Cohen and Robert Weiss

With the arrival of 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has begun to implement the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule established under the 2021 Corporate Transparency Act.

The purpose is to assist law enforcement in finding bad actors who use shell companies and opaque ownership structures to launder money or conceal illicit funds.

We think of courts as operating to protect our rights and dispense justice. That’s true, of course, but they also function by strict rules and schedules that must be followed if we are to get the justice we seek.