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December 1-15, 2004

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December 1-15, 2004

December 1-15, 2004

Court Denies Supporting Organization Status When Group Is Not “Integral Part” of Public Charity
Contributions of $7,900 to charity receiving $7 million are not sufficient to assure attentiveness of public charity

Charitable Immunity to Gross Negligence
Public policy rationale does not apply when such conduct cannot be said to help charities serve beneficiaries

Court Says Member May Not Sue To Contest Termination of Rights
Holding requires 10% of members or AG to bring action to obtain equitable relief

Ready Reference Page
Preparing Minutes of Board Meetings Is Usually More Art Than Science

Minutes document formal Board actions and provide collective journal of corporate history

Issues Notes
Thursday with the Editor, December 16, 1:00 ET
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Kramer to Discuss Role of Attorney General

To the Point

I have a 509(a)(1) organization and would like to use an organization’s 501(c)(3) status [to obtain contributions]. Is there a group I can use as an incubator until I get a 501(c)(3) status?

Lessons from Litigation

  • Publisher fined for violating copyright injunction
  • Care coordinator not liable for agency’s negligence

Tax Matters

  • IRS issues car donation alert
  • IRS sets mileage rate, low cost item figures
  • Environmental preserve entitled to exemption, but not while buildings are under construction

Employment Law

Court affirms dismissal of employee-at-will despite claim of public policy exception

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