Court in another state recognizes pre-Obergefell common-law marriage between gay partners

  A Pennsylvania state appellate court on Monday recognized the common-law marriage of a same-sex couple, reversing a trial judge’s finding that at the time in question, it was “legally impossible” for two men to form such a union. Michael Hunter, who filed the petition, lost his partner Stephen Carter in 2013, after Carter was killed in a motorcycle accident, the Legal Intelligencer reports. Carter died two months before the U.S. Supreme Court released the landmark opinion US v. Windsor, … Continued

Supreme Court overturns $2.7M sanction for discovery misconduct

  The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $2.7 million sanction for discovery misconduct, saying a district court erred by including legal fees beyond those resulting from the misconduct. The sanction had been imposed against Goodyear Tire & Rubber and two lawyers representing the tire maker. A federal judge in Arizona had imposed the sanction for failure to disclose tire test results during discovery in a suit by family members who blamed the crash of their motor home on … Continued

Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Peeps in Law diorama contest

  The votes are in, and Peepsburg and Sugarmayor was our readers’ top choice for the ninth annual Peeps in Law contest, with nearly 42 percent of the vote. Congratulations to the Harley-Davidson Financial Services Legal/Compliance Department, who submitted the diorama! Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Peeps in Law diorama contest

We are moving!

Effective March 31, 2017, our office will be moving to 5001 Spring Valley Road Suite 400 East Dallas, TX 75244 972-383-1504 www.dallasestateattorney.com ageffen@airmail.net

IRS Has Refunds Totaling $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2013 Federal Income Tax Return

YouTube Videos: Refund: Claim It or Lose It – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return. To collect the money, taxpayers must file a 2013 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 18. “We’re trying to connect … Continued