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January 11-18, 2022
I’m joining a nonprofit 501(c)(7) social club. The board of directors rarely meets and if so, little in the way of records are kept. Plus, all of their terms have expired, so there’s no legal/acknowledged board leadership. They did maintain a president and secretary and they do record monthly general meetings. How do we get back to a functioning board? Answer

Employment Law

November 9, 2021

The founder of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization may pursue an age discrimination case...Read more

Courts dismiss complaint for failure to hire

As a plaintiff, you have to be concerned when...

Employee wins punitive damages for failure to accommodate

A former employee of a nonprofit family...

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Lead Stories

November 22, 2021
The Build Back Better Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate... Read more
Named Beneficiary Has Standing To Contest Actions of Trustee

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed...

California to Regulate ‘Charitable Fundraising Platforms’

After years of uncertainty about the...

Court enjoins provisions regulating professional solicitor

A federal District Court in Connecticut has...

Lessons from Litigation

December 20, 2021

Directors of a California nonprofit aquatic center who sued other directors for breach of...Read more

Director loses standing to sue when not re-elected

A director of a nonprofit corporation who...

Hawai’i AG may subpoena records for investigation

The Attorney General of Hawai’i is authorized...

Defamation plaintiff lacks standing to contest charity’s exemption

A plaintiff seeking damages for defamation...

Tax Matters

January 3, 2022

A promotor who operated a timeshare donation program for charitable purposes has been ordered...Read more

IRS revising 1024, publishes tech guides

The Internal Revenue Service is revising the...

No charitable deduction for gift from estate to charitable trust

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has...

Exemption denied to drug-based religious group

The Internal Revenue Service has denied 501(c...

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