Monthly Archives: August 2013

Denver Council sets Sales Tax, Retail Rules for Recreational Marijuana

The Denver City Council made several big decisions about the new marijuana industry cropping up in Colorado, including allowing stores to sell both medical and recreational marijuana without requiring physical barriers in the shop and setting a proposed 3.5 percent tax rate. New licensing requirements will give neighborhoods the opportunity to legally voice concerns about public safety, health and welfare of the community at mandatory public hearings before facilities currently providing medical marijuana to begin selling retail marijuana. Denver currently … Read More

Robin Thicke’s Copyright Battle Continues Against Gaye Estate

In the developing saga of Robin Thicke’s copyright battle, Marvin Gaye’s estate has reportedly rejected a six-figure settlement. It appears the headline snagging copyright war will wage on indefinitely. Thicke’s camp offered a settlement after Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye III and Nona Marvisa Gaye accused Thicke of plagiarizing the famous Motown classic, “Got To Give It Up”, with his own, “Blurred Lines”. Additionally, representatives from Brigeport Music have accused Thicke of plagiarizing “Sexy Ways” from the 1974 Funkadelic album, … Read More

Lawsuit Against the Merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways Underway

The U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to block a merger of bankrupt American Airlines and U.S. Airways, which would create the largest airline in the world. The DOJ claimed that if the two were to integrate, there would be less competition, and lead to higher fares for customers. Officials in three states, including Florida, have voiced their support of the merger. Miami Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, asked the US to withdraw the lawsuit because of the threat to local jobs. … Read More

Americans Delivering Babies Early to Save on Taxes

Would Americans have babies early to save on taxes? Anything is possible. Many people go completely out of their way to land big savings each year, cutting corners wherever possible. It probably doesn’t come as much surprise then that some people will even try to alter their unborn children’s date of birth in an attempt to receive additional tax benefits. In a joint study with Sara LaLumia, the University of Chicago’s James Sallee and the Treasury Department’s Nicholas Turner, there’s … Read More