Hollywood's Top 10 Nearly Incredible Lawsuits from 2016

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

From Donald Trump suing the New York Times over allegations of inappropriate touching to Trump suing the New York Times over disclosing tax returns, this has been a wild and unpredictable year.

The False Premise Behind G.O.P. Tax Cuts - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mandatory non-health programs like food stamps, earned-income tax credits and Supplemental Security Income for impoverished elderly and disabled people currently equal 1.5 Tax Cuts - The New York Times

Tax 1

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Redstone escapes class action; iPod tax; 'Heroes' pirate pride

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

CBS chairman Sumner Redstone catches a break as a New York federal judge dismisses a class-action lawsuit against the company and senior executives for allegedly artificially inflating the company's value in order to help Redstone on a loan. Reuters] The.

CBS 20

The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

That’s pretty rich coming from a man who refuses to release his tax returns. The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission - The New York Times

But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

I agree with the New York Times that the first place that reduced oversight would be abused is Silicon Valley. If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. Update: There actually is a new link from Kickstarter to Amazon Payments that explains how Amazon will be required to report Kickstarter payments processed by Amazon to the IRS in the US. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K.

The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A few days ago the tweeter in chief demanded that Congress enact ‘a beautiful new HealthCare bill’ before it goes into recess. Before I get to what makes it worse, let’s talk about the one piece of the new bill that may sound like a step in the right direction, and why it’s largely a scam.

Tax 1

Trumpcare’s Cruelty, Reaffirmed - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The budget proposes billions of dollars in cuts to programs that fund research into new cures, protect the country from infectious diseases and provide care to the poor, the elderly and people with disabilities. All of this would be done in service of huge tax cuts for the richest Americans.

Tax 1

How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

How the Senate bill alters major parts of Obamacare REPEAL CHANGE KEEP Individual mandate Medicaid expansion Dependent coverage until 26 Employer mandate Tax credits for premiums Subsidies for out-of-pocket costs Restrictions on charging more for older Americans Obamacare taxes Health savings account How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

Tax 0

Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Their health care is so expensive, but the tax credit in the House bill caps out at $4,000.” Job Engine - The New York Times"Another vulnerable slice of the population is workers who are a few years away from 65, when Medicare kicks in. “If

Tax 1

The Death of Compassion - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Her tax-free cash income alone has been running $150,000 a year.’ The Death of Compassion - The New York Times "Folks, we have been here before.

The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A tax credit like the one supported by my terrible former Congressman Tom Price, would not help me at all. The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned - The New York Times#ManchurianPresident #ResistanceIsNotFutile Leave my (ACA) Obamacare alone! It is working. Even thoough I had cancer, pneumonia and 8 major and minor surgeries last year my premiums were cut in half this year and I have met my deductible in February. Obamacare is worked.

Tax 0

The Health Care Hoax Has Been Exposed, Senator McConnell - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The bill would cut $772 billion over the next decade from Medicaid, which covers most of America’s poor children and nursing home patients, to help finance tax cuts for the wealthy." The Health Care Hoax Has Been Exposed, Senator McConnell - The New York Times

Living in L.B.J.’s America - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mr. Falwell was referring to a change to the tax code added by Johnson when he was the Senate minority leader. In other words, tax-deductible charitable contributions could not be used to fund election campaigns. s America - The New York Times

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

APRIL 12 “The New York Times said the word wiretapped in the headline of the first edition. APRIL 28 “She's running against someone who's going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your health care, and he's for open borders — lots of crime.” By DAVID LEONHARDT and STUART A.

Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

He was subsequently charged a second time with mail fraud and tax violations. The court upheld the dismissal of tax and fraud charges against Mr. Hubbell, finding that “the documents did not magically appear in the prosecutor’s office like manna from heaven.” Here is the legal analysis.

Comey’s Case for Obstruction of Justice - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

What evidence is there of such ties, including in the statements of the president and his sons, or the president’s tax returns? Comey’s Case for Obstruction of Justice - The New York Times

House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, scrapping the mandate for most Americans to have health insurance in favor of a new system of tax credits to induce people to buy insurance on the open market.

Tax 1

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. A capital-gains tax cut for the most affluent Americans would be retroactive to the beginning of this year. Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times

Tax 0

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

What followed was a clash of civilizations—and ambitions—as Guardian editors and their colleagues at The New York Times and other media outlets struggled to corral a whistle-blowing stampede amid growing distrust and anger.

100 Days of Noise From Donald Trump - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In its place are proposed tax cuts to benefit mainly the wealthy and photo-op executive orders to deregulate energy businesses that, even if sustained by the courts — a long shot — will merely enrich the likes of the Koch brothers.

Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But for us there is nothing new in this. We learned that racial paranoia can be expressed openly by whites and left unchallenged; that nonwhite voters left unmonitored would “steal” the election; that the powerful can grab women by the genitals without remorse; that finding every way he could to avoid paying taxes and betting on a housing crisis was just called “business.” Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times

Tax 0

Time for Congress to Investigate Mr. Trump’s Ties to Russia - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This week, for instance, congressional Republicans closed off one avenue to forcing the release of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which he has refused to divulge and which could help prove to Americans that he is not indebted to Russian financial entities. (It

What Did Trump Know, and When Did He Know It? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mike Flynn and Donald Trump at a campaign event in New Hampshire in September. Credit Damon Winter/The New York TimesWe don’t know whether the Russians had domestic help in their effort to steal the U.S. The New York Times

Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It expanded Medicaid coverage to Americans below or just above the poverty line in states that participated, and it offered income-based tax credits for middle-income people to buy their own insurance. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times Photo by: Al Drago/The New York Times The Republican plan would alter both of those programs, changing the winners and losers. The idea of matching tax credits to age makes some sense.

Tax 0

James Comey ‘Mildly Nauseous’ Over Idea He Swayed the Election - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Senior Justice Department officials urged him not to send a letter to Congress informing them that the bureau was examining the new emails. APRIL 22, 2017 RECENT COMMENTS Phil M 3 minutes ago Comey needs to atone by leaking Trump's tax returns. James Comey ‘Mildly Nauseous’ Over Idea He Swayed the Election - The New York Times "Mr. Comey said he went public on Oct.

New York City's Film Tax Credit Legislation May Be Revamped

Media Law Prof Blog

New York City is rethinking and re-introducing its film tax credit legislation. Maximum tax credits would drop from five to four percent, run through 2011, and cap at a quarter of a million dollars. Television shows could get the four

New York Court Upholds "Amazon" Holding

Media Law Prof Blog

Media tax mavens, take note: Edward A. Zelinsky, Cardozo School of Law, has published New York Appellate Division Upholds 'Amazon' Law: Analysis in State Tax Notes (2011). New York State Here is the abstract. In Amazon.com LLC et al.

Tax 0

Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn - The New York Times : " "WASHINGTON — Less than a week into the Trump administration, Sally Q. There is only one explanation for Trump's behavior with his tax returns and with. Yates, the acting attorney general, hurried to the White House with an urgent concern.

Tax 0

No Wonder the Republicans Hid the Health Bill - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

s subsidies, which come in the form of tax credits. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, for instance, told CNN that people should invest in their health care, “rather than getting that new iPhone.” The bill would eliminate the taxes on businesses and individuals (people making more than $200,000 a year) who fund Obamacare. The tax cuts would total about $600 billion over 10 years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Tax 0

Tax credits in GOP plan 'unusable' in NY Republican Congressman Dan Donovan of New York explains that the tax credits in the GOP's current health care plan would be unusable in his state due to abortion coverage requirements. All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC

Tax 0

Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times October 19, 2005 Editorial Abolishing the Poll Tax Again. Critics of Georgia's new voter-identification law, which forces many citizens to pay $20 or more for the documentation necessary to vote, have called it a modern-day poll tax, intended to keep blacks and poor people from voting. Under the new law, voters with driver's licenses were not inconvenienced.

Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times October 19, 2005 Editorial Abolishing the Poll Tax Again. Critics of Georgia's new voter-identification law, which forces many citizens to pay $20 or more for the documentation necessary to vote, have called it a modern-day poll tax, intended to keep blacks and poor people from voting. Under the new law, voters with driver's licenses were not inconvenienced.

@nyismusic: Empire State Music Production Tax Credit Goes to @NYGovCuomo for Signature — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

New York is Music coalition announced the passage of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit (A10083A/S7485A) in the NY Legislature and urged Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law. via @nyismusic: Empire State Music Production Tax Credit Goes to @NYGovCuomo for Signature — Artist Rights Watch

Tax 0

Pole Dancing is Art, Tax Exempt

The Legal Satyricon

A New York administrative law judge ruled that N.Y. sales tax does not apply to cover charges at an Albany strip club First Amendment protected erotic expression venue known as “Night Moves.&#. The cover charges are taxed under New York State Tax Law §1105(f)(1), unless the performances taking place at the adult entertainment establishment [.].

Media Update: Jolie, Carpetbagger, THR, Hayes

Thompson On Hollywood

The earnings estimates consist of pre-tax income between June 2008 and June 2009. Like many journalists in this unforgiving climate, ex-Variety New York bureau chief Dade Hayes is going to the other side, joining Howard Rubenstein Communications in New York as a senior v-p.

Your Tax Dollars at Work Part 2: The Barter iTax

Music Technology Policy

Albeit on a black market , but that's not a tax issue.) New York Governor David Patterson included a 4 percent sales tax on digital goods in his State budget. The tax is on downloaded music, ring tones, movies, books, photographs, and games, among other online items. As Mark McKinnon recently noted in a piece on the Governor Patterson’s “iTax”: “Add a tax to broccoli, and you’ll sell less broccoli; there’s no convenient, underground tax-free broccoli market.

WikiLeaks Secret Records Dump Stays in Legal Clear: Ann Woolner - Bloomberg

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WikiLeaks served as conduit for 92,000 pages of material from a military insider to the New York Times , the Guardian of London and der Spiegel magazine in Germany. And the New York Times was free to publish the 7,000-page internal history of the Vietnam War , revealing that president after president had lied about what the U.S. New York Times United States Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers Wikileaks Julian Assange Warfare and Conflict Vietnam War

WikiLeaks Secret Records Dump Stays in Legal Clear: Ann Woolner - Bloomberg

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WikiLeaks served as conduit for 92,000 pages of material from a military insider to the New York Times , the Guardian of London and der Spiegel magazine in Germany. And the New York Times was free to publish the 7,000-page internal history of the Vietnam War , revealing that president after president had lied about what the U.S. Tags: New York Times United States Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers Wikileaks Julian Assange Warfare and Conflict Vietnam War

Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times April 15, 2006 Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska By SAM DILLON OMAHA, April 14 — Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes including the abolition of capital punishment and the end of apartheid in South Africa. Other black leaders in Omaha criticized the new law.

Tax 0

Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times April 15, 2006 Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska By SAM DILLON OMAHA, April 14 — Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes including the abolition of capital punishment and the end of apartheid in South Africa. Other black leaders in Omaha criticized the new law.

Tax 0