Supreme Court Overhauls Service Rules

By Adrienne Griffis

On June 21, 2018, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued several per curium orders containing significant updates to the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure and associated Administrative Orders. Arkansas litigators should pay particular attention to the following changes, which will affect routine tasks and forms, particularly regarding initial service upon a defendant. [More]

Column on State Tax Risk Management for Startups Published in JMTI

Technology startups present a recipe for difficulties in the world of state and local taxes (SALT): new services and business models, broad national or worldwide markets, and limited resources for compliance. As a successful start-up scales, SALT exposures become material, and particularly when heading towards the due diligence scrutiny associated with an exit. [More]

Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Limits Business Expense Deduction For Settlement of Sexual Harassment Claims

By Trey Cooper

Before settling a claim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse, Employers should consider a little discussed provision of the newly passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts which could affect their taxable income. Whether a settlement agreement or payment made in connection with a sexual harassment or sexual abuse claim is deductible will depend on whether the settlement or payment is subject to a nondisclosure agreement. [More]