November 21, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
The US House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury on Friday for the departments' alleged abuse of their executive powers through conduct promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin challenging the constitutionality of revisions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In July the US Department of Treasury ( ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Michigan Department of Treasury has determined that same-sex spouses must file separate tax returns. In a one-page notice posted on the Treasury website, Michigan residents are advised that same-sex couples who file a joint federal income tax return must continue to file income tax returns for ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Treasury Department announced Thursday that the Treasury, along with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will now recognize the marriages of all same-sex couples for federal tax purposes. This recognition is to take place for legally-married couples living in all states, including ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday upheld Congress' authority to require larger employers to provide adequate health insurance for their employees or pay a fine. In a challenge by Liberty University, the Fourth Circuit found that the plaintiffs failed to state a claim on ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Department of Treasury (DOT) announced on Tuesday that it will delay enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) employer mandate for businesses with 50 or more full-time employees until 2015. The PPACA mandate requiring companies with more than 50 full-time employees ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized tax-exemptions for conservative groups. The agency initially singled out groups with applications ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Lebanese judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence official and his aide for alleged involvement in a bombing plot in Lebanon. Brigadier General Ali Mamlouk is accused of being involved in plotting a series of bomb attacks with former Lebanese information minister ...[read more]
January 12, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve are expected next week to issue a cease-and-desist order to JPMorgan Chase & Co. to improve its systems and procedures for monitoring transactions and risk. While It is not yet expected that the bank will be fined, ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 24, 2009, the US Senate voted in favor of a bill to raise the federal borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, by $290 billion per the recommendation of the US Treasury Department. The bill had been approved by the House of Representatives on December 16, 2009. This debt ceiling increase was ...[read more]

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