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Circuit Split Widens over Discharging Taxes on Late-Filed Returns

The Supreme Court has ducked the split twice in recent years but should tackle the question this time around.
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Circuit Judge Questions Applicability of Veil Piercing and Alter Ego to Trusts

Sixth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims for reverse veil piercing and reverse alter ego.
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Incorporating AAA Rules by Reference Won’t Work with Consumers

Courts are split on the question of whether the incorporation of AAA rules by reference allows arbitrators to decide threshold questions of arbitrability and validity of an agreement to arbitrate.

Chapter 13 Debtor Keeps Postpetition Appreciation in Nonexempt Property, BAP Says

Courts are split on whether creditors in chapter 13 are entitled to the postpetition appreciation in a debtor’s property.
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