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In Zoppo v. Homestead Insurance Company, (1994), 71 Ohio St. 3d 552, the Ohio Supreme Court clarified the standard to be applied in determining whether or not an insurance company has acted in bad faith. Read this article to learn more about the court's ruling.
Absent special circumstances, few insurers would elect to have any of its policy rights waived, particularly, the right to demand from an insured a sworn statement in proof of loss. Learn more about the right to demand proof of loss in this article.
California Conforms to the Federal Check-the-Box Regulations (Mostly), and to the S Corporation Rules . . . Single-Member LLC
Over the past year there have been significant changes to the federal income tax treatment of partnerships and limited liability companies ("LLCs"), and to S corporations. Recently, California enacted changes to its tax laws to conform to these changes. Read on to learn more.
This article outlines basic parameters of the Fee in Lieu of Taxes ("FILOT") and Special Source Revenue Bond programs in South Carolina. Each of these has the net effect of reducing the burden of property taxes for qualifying businesses.
l. Q. What do the terms "patent pending" and "patent applied for" mean? A. They are used by a manufacturer or seller of an article to inform the public that an application for patent on that article is on file in the Patent and Trademark Office. The ...