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March 19-26, 2019
My 501(c)(3) organization should have been classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) since most of our funds are derived from diverse general public donations. Unfortunately, I must have marked something incorrectly and have been classified as a private foundation. What recourse do we have to correct this now before we move into our second year? We have not actually started operations yet and are still organizing logistics, partnerships, and processes.   Answer

Employment Law


An employee’s claim under a state whistleblower protection law is not defeated because an...Read more

“Ministerial exception” does not stop ADA claim

The “ministerial exception” that protects...

Med Center did not discriminate on layoffs

An appellate court in Kentucky has affirmed a...

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Lead Stories

March 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor has lost a more than three year battle to impose liability on a...

Lessons from Litigation

March 22, 2019

After more than five years of dispute and litigation, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has finally...Read more

PA AG challenges UPMC’s compliance with “charitable obligations”

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro...

Member has standing to sue directors for breach

A member of an Illinois nonprofit corporation...

May parent entity use sub’s surplus for other affiliates?

An appellate court in New York has allowed...

Tax Matters

March 12, 2019

The federal District Court in Maryland has refused to grant taxpayers a charitable contribution...Read more

(c)(4) applicant can’t challenge Rev. Ruling

An applicant for 501(c)(4) social welfare...

Court denies deductions for non-perpetual easements

The Tax Court has denied charitable...

Ohio Court denies exemption to 501(c)(2) title holding company

The Supreme Court of Ohio has affirmed the...

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