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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new avenue for community investment with the Opportunity Zone Tax Initiative. The initiative aims to spark economic recovery in targeted areas of the country. Investors with unrealized capital gains can defer payment of gains, reduce what they owe, and pay zero tax realized by investing in communities targeted for revitalization.Read More >
Contributing Author: David Kaufman, Partner at Heffler Claims Group
Engaging a settlement administrator before filing for preliminary approval of your class action settlement can be one of best decisions you make to ensure a smooth and efficient administration process for your case. Early consultation with an experienced claims administrator and a true, legal notice expert, can help to identify problems before they occur, provide critical insight and proven solutions, and hopefully spare return trips to court with an amended settlement agreement.Read More >
Rule 23 amendments, which go into effect this December, place electronic notice on par with US mail and may inadvertently blow the barn doors open to a new digital Wild Wild West. While the promise of low-cost electronic notice is appealing, blind adoption of non-transparent “programmatic” media buying may contaminate and sabotage your digital notice as it can be filled with fraud, bots and placed next to offensive content.Read More >
The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School held a conference in 2016 to identify standards and best practices for the bench and bar to implement in light of pending amendments to Rule 23, which go into effect December 1, 2018.Read More >