Ralph Nader Opens Connecticut Tort Law Museum That Features His Nemesis, The Chevy Corvair
In his 1965 book "Unsafe at Any Speed," Ralph Nader railed against the structural flaws of the Chevrolet Corvair. Last month he posed beside it at the opening of the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, Connecticut. Some of the most famous tort (laws regarding negligence and liability)... »
Emoticons and Emoji as Evidence?
This Valentine's Day there will no doubt be multitudes of loving emoticons sent through cyberspace--but little did you know that they could turn state's evidence! The trial of Ross W. Ulbricht, a man charged with running Silk Road, a black-market website where vendors sold illicit goods, is calling for the... »
Who Wants to be a REIT? IRS Ruling Creates Opportunities for Tax Savings for Companies with Real Estate Assets
Windstream announced its plan to spin off telecommunication network assets into a separate publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Before its announcement, Windstream had received a favorable private letter ruling from the IRS confirming that the spin off would be tax-free and that the spin-off's assets would qualify... »