Posts from October 2014.

Each year, the IRS issues contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts for the upcoming year. The 2015 contribution limits are outlined below.

  • The maximum contribution for individual coverage is $3,350;
  • The maximum contribution for family coverage is $6,650; and
  • In addition to the annual contribution, if you are 55 or older, you may add up to $1,000 in additional monies as part of a "catch up" contribution.

This blog is presented under protest by the law firm of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP.  It is essentially the random thoughts and opinions of someone who lives in the trenches of the war ...

Bankruptcy Bleak House—The Limited Ability of Bankruptcy Courts to Enter Final Judgments

In Stern V. Marshall, ____ U.S ___, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the Supreme Court held that bankruptcy courts cannot issue final judgments on state law counterclaims even though they are “core proceeding”. Stern V. Marshall is the bankruptcy courts’ equivalent of Dickens’ “Bleak House”. Like in “Bleak House”, by the time the litigation concluded, all the initial participants were dead. Although the litigants are deceased, the case continues to haunt the bankruptcy court system. Stern V. Marshall’s meaning and effects are still being litigated. Indeed, there have ...


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