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Category Archives: State and Local Law

10 Free Keyword Research Tools + How to Use Them [INFOGRAPHIC]

An old friend – Google’s free Adwords Keyword tool – has gone off the grid for good, leaving in its place the new Keyword Planner. The Planner is a little more detailed, but still fairly easy to use and still free. A recent post at the blog had a list of 10 free keyword research tools you …

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Some Indiana Local Government Entities May Qualify for Loans Due to Past Misapplied Maximum Fund Rate Calculations

The National Law Review recently published an article by Randal J. Kaltenmark and Jeffery J. Qualkinbush of Barnes & Thornburg LLP titled, Some Indiana Local Government Entities May Qualify for Loans Due to Past Misapplied Maximum Fund Rate Calculations: Qualified Indiana local government entities – school corporations, cities, towns, counties and library districts – may wish to review their 2012 or prior …

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Illinois Reverses Position on Income Tax Treatment of Benefits for Civil Union Partners

An article by Elizabeth A. Savard, Todd A. Solomon and Brian J. Tiemann of McDermott Will & Emery regarding Illinois Income Tax Policy for Civil Unions was recently published in The National Law Review: The Illinois Department of Revenue recently issued guidance reversing its position on the state income tax treatment of benefits for non-dependent civil union partners. Federal law excludes amounts that an …

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Seeking Corporate Dissolution: One Way to Turn Up the Heat on a Deadbeat Debtor

Posted in the National Law Review an article by Jeffrey M. Schwartz of Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstei P.C. regarding a seldom-used remedy that can significantly increase your chances of recovering a debt: Put yourself in the place of a creditor. One of your customers, an Illinois corporation, owes you money. The customer does not dispute the debt and has even admitted …

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The New Wave of Insurance Construction Defects? Four States Enact Statutes Favoring Coverage for Faulty Workmanship

Recently posted in the National Law Review an article by Clifford J. Shapiro and Kenneth M. Gorenberg of Barnes & Thornburg LLP about whether construction defects are covered by commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policies and briefly discuss four new statutes in various states.     Courts across the country remain split on the issue of whether claims alleging construction defects are covered by …

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