Gifts. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell on SCOTUS overturning his convictionDear Annie: That's my spot!State crackdown on gifts is unsettling title industryJim Flynn: Giving for the rest of usGiving for the rest of usEx-Gov. McDonnell: I didn't know what a Rolex cost to be honestAre “marijuana gifts” legal in Massachusetts? | WWLP.comCarrie Fisher gave Sharon Horgan gift hours before fatal flightDoes Ivanka Trump's new fund violate ethics law? - Chicago TribuneRobert Post leaves a flourishing Yale LawFraud case in Minnesota stirs new legal ripples years later ...Virginia Makes Key Adjustments to Law Governing Gifts to Officials, Adds New Lobbyist Gift NotificationLaw groups concerned about high court's departure from case law in ruling of marriage property disputeBob McDonnell recounts his legal struggles to a supportive ...McDonnell recounts his legal struggles to a supportive audience in Virginia Beach

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Rabbis call for action, assistance to Syrians caught up in civil war
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsApril 5, 2017

The rabbi wrote that restrictions within Jewish law such as giving free gifts to non-Jews was not relevant to the discussion since the gifts could be considered as “the pathways of peace” and noted that such restrictions only apply to idol worshipers ...more »

Paulsboro Gift of Heart scholarship recipients announced
NJ.comApril 5, 2017

The law firm of Hoffman DiMuzio has allocated close to half a million dollars to its "Gift of the Heart" Community Scholarship Foundation. Forty-one graduating seniors from Gloucester and Salem County High Schools have been selected to receive a $1,000 ...more »

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Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell on SCOTUS overturning his conviction
CBS NewsApril 30, 2017

Bob McDonnell: It didn't, because I knew that it was-- completely legal under Virginia law. Virginia at the time had no limits on gifts to state officials. But McDonnell's case stands out because he took so much from one person – this man, multi ...more »

Dear Annie: That's my spot!
Prescott Daily CourierApril 30, 2017

My sister-in-law's birthday is coming up, and I'm running really low on funds at the moment. She got me a really nice gift basket for my birthday last year. She's not materialistic, but I want to get her a generous gift to show my appreciation. It's ...more »

State crackdown on gifts is unsettling title industry
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 29, 2017

Wining and dining can violate federal laws prohibiting kickbacks if regulators can prove such favors resulted in even a modest increase in business. But executives at some of the title companies that have run into trouble say it makes it tough to ...more »

Jim Flynn: Giving for the rest of us
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 29, 2017

Private foundations, thanks to our hopelessly complex tax laws, are expensive to create and maintain and require minimum annual distributions. However, many of the advantages of a private foundation are available to ... Before you select a host ...more »

Giving for the rest of us
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 29, 2017

There are, of course, a few tax-law strings attached to donor advised funds. Specifically, gifts out of a donor advised fund account must be used for a charitable purpose (and no, your children's college education is not a charitable purpose). Also ...more »

Ex-Gov. McDonnell: I didn't know what a Rolex cost to be honest
CBS NewsApril 28, 2017

I knew I was complying with Virginia law. And I knew I was making all the appropriate disclosures." Virginia law didn't require disclosure of gifts to family members, so McDonnell didn't report most of the gifts, including a $15,000 check to cover the ...more »

Are “marijuana gifts” legal in Massachusetts? | WWLP.com
wwlp.comApril 27, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If you want to get marijuana from someone in Massachusetts, you don't have to look very hard. Maybe you've seen the websites ...more »

Carrie Fisher gave Sharon Horgan gift hours before fatal flight
New York Daily NewsApril 27, 2017

Sharon Horgan, Fisher's co-star in the Amazon comedy "Catastrophe," revealed that her on-screen mother-in-law (and off-screen friend) spent the final hours before her fatal flight from London doing what she does best: giving gifts. "The last time I saw ...more »

Does Ivanka Trump's new fund violate ethics law? - Chicago Tribune
Chicago TribuneApril 27, 2017

Ivanka Trump, while a federal employee, is reportedly soliciting donations for a new fund from foreigners. This raises all sorts of ethical questions.more »

Robert Post leaves a flourishing Yale Law
Yale Daily News (blog)April 27, 2017

He secured over $200 million in gifts, enough money to introduce new scholarly centers and innovative methods of learning. The Law School replenished faculty ranks and prepared for physical expansion: in the past eight years, 17 new professors joined ...more »

Fraud case in Minnesota stirs new legal ripples years later ...
Post-BulletinApril 27, 2017

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are considering changing the rules on money that may be recovered for victims of businessman Tom Petters' $3.7 billion ...more »

Virginia Makes Key Adjustments to Law Governing Gifts to Officials, Adds New Lobbyist Gift Notification
The National Law ReviewApril 26, 2017

Organizations represented by lobbyists in Virginia should be aware of a new law enacted today. The law eliminates a controversial exception to the state's $100 limit on lobbyist gifts to legislators and officials, adds a key new exception to that law ...more »

Law groups concerned about high court's departure from case law in ruling of marriage property dispute
Florida RecordApril 26, 2017

“And that had been the case law in Florida for forever.” The Florida Supreme Court dedicated a portion of the opinion to explain its agreement with the lower court for using “competent and substantial evidence” to determine interspousal gifts in a ...more »

Bob McDonnell recounts his legal struggles to a supportive ...
Virginian-PilotApril 26, 2017

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell outlined his views on a federal investigation, trial and conviction that almost sent him to prison.more »

McDonnell recounts his legal struggles to a supportive audience in Virginia Beach
Virginian-PilotApril 26, 2017

But under the wrong law.” McDonnell, a former state legislator and Virginia attorney general, wasn't happy with the questions. “I'm disappointed with the callers today,” he said. “I've asked people to forgive me … for accepting – while legal gifts ...more »

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