Apple will avoid a potential tax bill of up to $9bn by using the proceeds from its $17bn blockbuster bond issue to pay shareholders rather than bringing back cash from abroad.
The technology group would have paid as much as 35 per cent in tax to bring that amount of cash back into the US, according to lawyers and accountants.
April 30, 2013
I challenge anyone to prove me wrong that confiscation of bank deposits is legalized daylight robbery
Bank depositors in the UK and USA may think that their bank deposits would not be confiscated as they are insured and no government would dare embark on such a drastic action to bail out insolvent banks.
Before I explain why confiscation of bank deposits in the UK and US is a certainty [...]
The addition of a ?renowned death penalty lawyer to the defense of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a coup for his growing team of lawyers and a strong signal they could try to strike a plea deal that would spare the accused teen terrorist his life, legal experts say.
With San Diego attorney Judy Clarke now in the fold, Tsarnaev’s defense gained a nationally recognized ?defender who has successfully steered [...]
The State Department is blocking local lawyer Victoria Toensing from representing whistleblowers on the 2012 Benghazi attacks, according to her legal partner and husband Joe DiGenova. Teonsing wants to represent such whistleblowers at the upcoming Congressional hearings about the Benghazi case.
Best known for its honest and sometimes scathing consumer reviews of restaurants, Yelp has now expanded to include inmates ratings for prisons.
Prisoners, their lawyers and family members are joining the growing band of internet reviewers on Yelp who critique everything from bowling alleys to plumbers.
And with typical candor, reviews make plain that employees at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional facility are the ‘most unprofessional staff in the world and the [...]
From 2000 to 2011, George Soros gave nearly $7 million to groups pushing for expanded gun control laws in the United States.
by AWR Hawkins, Breitbart:
The money was spread among various organizations, including $4,093,946 for the American Bar Association (ABA), $50,000 for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, $550,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund, and $2,028,020 for the League of Women Voters, among others.
While the Brady Center’s work for gun control is well [...]
April 11, 2013
Sequestration budget cuts could stand between Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Gaith, and a trial on American soil timed almost to match up with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Judge Lewis Kaplan today said Abu Gaith could go on trial in federal court in Manhattan as early as September of this year, around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the suspect lauded in al-Qaeda videos. [...]
An interesting article concerning a legal ruling by the UK Supreme Court.
Only lawyers’ advice is protected by legal privilege – Supreme Court ruling
23 January 2013
Prudential v HMRC
Company accountants are not covered by legal privilidge in advice or documents.
This story is blowing up this morning going across several different media outlets here below are just some of sites carrying the story.
It seems now the Walmart’s CEO knew about the bribery happening in the Mexico which is really no surprise to me. What got my attention is this story has broke before and nothing really ever came of it. I mean it is walmart they have to many lawyers [...]
What does America stand for? That question is a lot more complicated than you might think. Our Founding Fathers established a Republic that was based on a set of shared values that were embodied in the text of the U.S. Constitution. But today, many of our politicians openly disregard the Constitution whenever they want and it has become fashionable to mock the U.S. Constitution. For example, the New York Times [...]
Why does it seem like America is getting crazier with each passing year? It has become glaringly apparent that very deep corruption has taken root in our society from the lowest levels of society all the way up to the highest levels of society. In fact, some of the worst behavior of all is being exhibited by those that are supposed to be “examples” for our young people – [...]
A federal judge said today that he would award more than $700,000 in legal fees to the team of lawyers who represented Michelle Kosilek, the convicted murderer who sued the state for a sex change operation to treat her gender identity disorder.
Chief US District Judge Mark L. Wolf said from the bench in court in Boston that he recognized the cost to taxpayers, but he said the costs derived from [...]
The agent who came up with the plan says that he was cut off by the British security services after he took the idea to the CIA.
He was told that the British were no longer allowed to work with him because they were not allowed to get involved in assassinations.
The terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was later killed by the Americans, was pumping out propaganda calling for attacks on the West [...]
School makes good on threat of ‘consequences’ for refusing to submit to ‘Mark of the Beast’ ID scheme
November 19, 2012
After months of protesting a policy requiring high school students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that has now [...]
Romney war room reports minority (R) inspectors kicked out of some polling places in Phila. GOP lawyers ready. More details TK, #inkyvote
President Obama’s reelection campaign, openly concerned that his supporters will be turned away from the polls, is offering legal help to voters who see problems.
The president today said in an interview that the campaign has enlisted an army of lawyers to clear hurdles away for his supporters, telling American Urban Radio Networks, “If people have problems voting, we can solve those problems. We’ve got lawyers all across the country.”
Urging supporters [...]
I believe the future of our prison service is full privatisation. I think this is a very dangerous road to go down. The US model has proved to be corrupt and damaging to young offenders with many of them receiving unfair custodial sentences in an attempt to reap massive financial rewards.
I’m not expecting much response to this as it’s not a particularly sexy subject, but I’ll do my best to [...]
A woman who was brutally beaten and raped on a first date with a man she met on Match.com has testified about how she faced additional humiliation from defense attorneys who tried to use her Google searches as evidence against her.
Jennifer Bennett was 23-years-old when she was attacked in the apartment of Thomas Bray, a 37-year-old anesthesiologist, and she decided to go public following the attack in hopes of encouraging [...]
Greece‘s far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.
In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a “protector”.
DENVER (CBS4)- A Centennial man has won a $7 million verdict in the so-called “microwave popcorn lung” case.
59-year-old Wayne Watson had sued the manufacturer Gilster-Mary Lee, also Kroger and Dillon Foods.
He had purchased the popcorn at King Soopers.
Watson’s attorneys claimed there should have been a warning on the label. But lawyers for the supermarket chain responded saying they “might have well have warned that there are aliens popping out of [...]
The shocking scale of tax dodging in Greece was laid bare yesterday in a report showing that professionals are among the worst offenders.
The study found that self-employed Greeks evaded a staggering £22.4billion of tax in 2009 – almost half the size of the country’s deficit in 2008 and a third of the shortfall in 2009.
The chief offenders were doctors, engineers, private tutors, accountants, people in financial services and lawyers, according [...]
The IRS has awarded the largest whistleblower award in history — $104 million — to a former UBS banker who gave information that helped expose a $20 billion offshore banking scheme, the whistleblower’s lawyers said Tuesday.
Bradley Birkenfeld, the whistleblower, “provided information on taxpayer behavior that the IRS had been unable to detect,” the agency said in granting the award.
“The IRS today sent 104 million messages to whistleblowers around the world [...]
Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, called for the elimination of criminal laws against marijuana in a September 6 lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
Judge Posner, a member of the influential United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, is an intellectual giant who is the most-cited judge in America. His call for legalization is significant because Posner is considered a legal conservative.
“I don’t think [...]
From Yahoo News:
German internet users who are accused of illegally downloading pornographic material risk having their names published by a German law firm.
The BBC reports Urmann, which has been pursuing net pirates, says on September 1 it will start naming people whose computers were identified as having downloaded high amounts of pornography.
The firm has reportedly been sending letters to the accused pirates since 2006 but declined to reveal how many [...]
From Liberty Blitzkrieg:
… New rules from the Obama Justice Department threaten to return Guantanamo Bay to the legal black hole it was in during the early days of the George W. Bush administration.
The rules, which began trickling out in May, are to be reviewed Friday in a hearing before a federal judge in Washington. They restrict lawyers’ access to detainees who have lost their initial habeas corpus petitions.
The effect would [...]
There is great virtue in getting pissed at a company that attempted to avoid its financial obligations in the death of your sister and telling the world about it.
Sometimes there’s even a reward. Matt Fisher won’t get his sister back. But he succeeded in rallying the Internet against insurer Progressive afterexposing how the company defended his sister’s killer in court to avoid paying the balance on her policy.
Katie Fisher was killed [...]
President Barack Obama has slightly more than 22 days to drop Vice Presidential Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket, according to lawyers familiar with the party nominating process. That is, Democrats have until September 6 to formally nominate their presidential ticket which will then be qualified for the 50 state ballots.
And it is still possible for that ticket not to include the current vice president, Joe Biden.
“As a [...]