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September 22-29, 2020
One of the purposes of my organization is to provide charity funds to disadvantaged population of breast cancer survivors to assist with bills, prescriptions, etc.  We are registered with our state as a corporation and are applying for nonprofit status. Should we be a corporation as opposed to a foundation? Answer

Employment Law

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Two “Lifesharing providers” who serve essentially as foster parents for individuals with...Read more

Fired YMCA exec may proceed with discrimination claims

A terminated YMCA executive may proceed with...

Adjuncts at Catholic university not covered by NLRA

The federal Court of Appeals for the District...

Can Volunteer Protection Act protect from state wage claim?

How does the federal Volunteer Protection Act...

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Lead Stories

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September 8, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has affirmed a District Court order...

Lessons from Litigation

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August 18, 2020

A provision in the Declaration of Covenants of a homeowners’ association requiring approval of...Read more

Bankrupt business eligible for PPP loan

Despite the fact that the Small Business...

Named beneficiary may not contest administration of trust

Normally, a named beneficiary of a trust has...

Does spouse get value of nonprofit in divorce?

Kathryn and Matthew Spencer were married in...

Tax Matters

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A nonprofit library in Maine has been unable to obtain a federal court injunction against a...Read more

Conservation easement over golf course eligible for deduction

A conservation easement over land including a...

University property leased for child care not exempt

Two parcels of property leased by the...

Tax exemption vacated for failure to answer discovery

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has...

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