SALT & Pepper

  • Effectiveness of Foreign Remedies to Obtaining Internet Information and Enjoining Illegal Conduct

    The Internet has become the common form of commerce. As such, illegal activity has migrated there. The Internet is frequently used to engage in illegal activity cloaked in anonymity. Claimants have few if any direct means of enforcing their rights and court orders against the offenders. The power to make orders against Internet companies is essential to preserving the effectiveness of law online. Obtaining a remedy is often the practical solution to enforcing rights. Moreover, illegal online conduct crosses multiple jurisdictions often time simultaneously. As courts with personal jurisdiction have the power to adjudicate claims, it is essential that remedies have extraterritorial effect so to make it easier and less expensive for proceedings having to be brought in every country where the illegality occurs and the internet company operates.
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  • Illinois Appellate Court Issues Decision on Temporary Storage Exemption

    On June 28, 2017, the Illinois Appellate Court in Shared Imaging, LLC v. Hamer, 2017 IL App (1st) 152817, P1 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. June 28, 2017) reversed the Circuit Court’s decision and held that Shared Imaging, LLC (the “Taxpayer”) is entitled to a depreciation deduction on the selling price of units of equipment that occurred prior to their return to Illinois, a credit for taxes paid to other states for the periods before the units were returned to Illinois, and abatement of penalties on those units of equipment that were acquired outside of Illinois but returned to Illinois after the initial storage.
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  • The Cubs Won the World Series and Illinois Finally Has a Budget!

    Today marks the first time in over two years that Illinois will be operating under a budget. This is a result after the House voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 9. The House garnered the necessary votes to end the two year stalemate full of political puffery and sparring. Some of the relevant changes that Illinois’ taxpayers should be aware of are noted below. All changes are effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
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