Daily Archives: August 24, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in by Aaron Kase  
Owe Back Taxes? The IRS Might Compromise

For consumers facing deep tax doo-doo, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. The Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this year that it was liberalizing its “Offer in Compromise” program, which will make it vastly easier to reach a settlement with the government when a taxpayer is unable to pay off the entire debt. Under the new rules, the IRS will consider Offers in Compromise that account for how much cash a person can come up …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Man shot at an Elks Lodge wins $12 million A Kentucky jury awarded $12 million to a man who was shot in the neck at an Elks Lodge. In 2006, Samuel George was a 26 year-old fan of rapper Pastor Troy, also known as Micah Levar Troy. George traveled with a group of friends from his home in Alabama to Kentucky in order to see the rapper perform live at an Elks Lodge. After the concert wound up, around 3 …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Employers Must Consider Telecommuting as ADA Accommodation

Employers are not mandated to allow their employees to telecommute, but they must as least consider the possibility for people with disabilities that prevent them from interacting in a standard workplace, according to a ruling by a federal court in Ohio. The decision, in Core v. Champaign County Board of County Commissioners, came about after a woman who sought accommodation in her workplace for her extreme chemical sensitivity. First, Pamela Core asked her employer, the country Department of Job and …

Read More Leave a Comment