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B&I Wins Arbitration Application for Wayfair in Missouri Tax Case

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In an order issued on November 18, 2019, Judge Richard M. Stewart of the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, granted the application to compel arbitration filed by Brann & Isaacson client, Wayfair. The plaintiff brought a case against Wayfair, claiming that Wayfair collected too much tax from her, and sought class action status...

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Martin Eisenstein Addresses the Institute for Professionals in Taxation

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On November 13, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein presented on the challenges and opportunities of the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair decision at the Credits & Incentives Symposium of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) in Seattle. He discussed the potential state tax issues for all companies as a result of Wayfair, including...

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Nat Bessey Discusses the ADA and the Internet with MaineBiz

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In a November 11, 2019, article in MaineBiz, “ADA Standards Catch Up With eCommerce, and Lawsuits Are on the Rise,” partner Nathaniel Bessey is interviewed on the recent proliferation of lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act claiming that retail and other business websites do not comply with applicable law regarding accessibility. “’There have...

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B&I Litigators Nuzzi and Hart Prevail in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit before Maine Supreme Court

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On November 7, 2019, Brann & Isaacson litigators Daniel Nuzzi and Eamonn Hart were successful before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which affirmed a summary judgment in favor of B&I’s client, a Maine heavy construction firm.  In the case, a former employee brought suit claiming he was discriminated against due to a disability when he...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored By Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2019: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham—Business Litigation and Intellectual...

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Law360 Features State Tax Article by Martin Eisenstein

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On October 4, 2019, Law360 published managing partner Martin Eisenstein’s article on “Direct Taxes: The Next Shoe To Drop After Wayfair” (subscription required). In the article, Eisenstein addresses an issue looming large after the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which opened the door to the use of “economic nexus” as a basis...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Present Webinar on Economic Nexus for State Tax

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On September 24, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications entitled “Economic Presence Nexus for States and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards After Wayfair.”  The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on increased state taxing authority under the “economic nexus” standards validated by South Dakota...

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George Isaacson Speaks at Columbia Law School

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On September 21, 2019, senior partner George Isaacson delivered a presentation at Columbia Law School as part of the “Tampon Tax LAB (Legal Action Brainstorm),” sponsored by Period Equity and The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. Isaacson’s talk was on “Key Considerations in Challenging a State Sales Tax Law.” The LAB brought together practitioners...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Cert. Petition in U.S. Supreme Court

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On September 23, 2019, Brann & Isaacson partner David Swetnam–Burland filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court as counsel of record in the case of PET, LLC v. CBF Associates, LLC. The petition seeks high court review of due process issues arising in a multi–million–dollar business dispute decided...

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Isaacson and Stitham Pen State Tax Notes Cover Story on The “Tampon Tax”

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An article by senior partner George Isaacson and partner Stacy O. Stitham, “The ‘Tampon Tax’: Hidden Gender Bias in Medical Products Exemptions,” was the cover story of the September 16, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes. Isaacson and Stitham argue that the failure to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes effectively enshrines gender bias...

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