In re FedEx Ground

The District Court for the Nothern District of Indiana denies a motion for immediate appeal of 12 consolidated cases filed against FedEx Ground. The question before each of the consolidated cases was whether FedEx drivers were independent contractors or employees, the latter of which would subject the company and drivers to state and federal employment taxes.

Read the decision here:
In re FedEx Ground, No. 3:05-MD-527 RM (N.D. Ind. Feb. 11, 2011)

Fifth Circuit Vacates Tax Court on Donation of Historical Facade Easement

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Tax Court’s valuation of an historic façade easement for charitable contribution purposes and remanded for further findings.

Whitehouse Hotel Limited Partnership v. Commissioner, Docket No. 09-60085 (5th Circuit August 10, 2010)