Consecutive Sentences

A Lane & Waterman Blog

Thou Dost Protest Too Much

By: Courtney Kay-Decker In her latest installment of Dispatches from Davenport from Tax Notes State, Courtney responds to criticisms of the IRS Free File Program, arguing that the allegations of corporate bias are unfair and misleading. “I’ve spent a fair amount of time around the Free File Program during my professional life”, Courtney writes, “And…

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Considerations For Your M&A Transaction to Navigate Resulting From the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Scott Van Vooren Merger and acquisition activity has significantly decreased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As uncertainty exists, buyers and sellers have put many transactions on pause to see what might develop.   For those transactions that occur during the pandemic and for those that are jump started thereafter, the purchase agreement should…

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Emergency rule creates rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 compensable under workers’ compensation for first responders and front-line workers in Illinois

By: Troy Howell On April 16, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission enacted an emergency rule that creates a rebuttable presumption that Covid-19 is compensable under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act for first responders and front-line workers.  The emergency rule provides: In any proceeding before the Commission in which the petitioner is a COVID-19 First…

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