Where is the Bull Running to for the Legal Market and for Your Practice?
April 26, 2019
Recently, several top experts shared perspectives on potential implications of the historic stock market bull run for the legal industry in general, and for litigators specifically, as they seek to advance their practices and support their clients’ needs.
The Weight of the Bull on Tomorrow’s Litigation
April 12, 2019
To provide a unique perspective on the historic bull run of the U.S. stock market, IMS ExpertServices recently interviewed several top experts in banking, finance, economics, and securities to share their thoughts and professional insights.
Now Amex Has Its Privileges US Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Steering Rules
August 2, 2018
Credit card companies have been responsible for some of the most memorable advertising slogans. Beginning in 1975, Amex pitchman Karl Malden cautioned cardholders, “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” In the 1980’s, Visa reassured consumers that its card was “Everywhere You Want to Be.” Not to be outdone, MasterCard countered with its “Priceless” campaign.
SCOTUS to Soon Discover: What’s in Your Wallet and Why
November 16, 2017
Which credit card do you currently carry? But, more importantly, why? SCOTUS will soon be taking up a long-standing battle over Amex’s “anti-steering” policies, which prevent merchants from steering consumers to use one card over another. As the consumer, you get to weigh in. Do you think Amex’s anti-steering affects you?
To Surcharge or Not to Surcharge? That is the Question for SCOTUS
September 27, 2016
To surcharge or not to surcharge? That is the question. However, when the separate inquiry of whether to call high prices “surcharges” or low prices discounts became the interesting “free speech” inquiry recently posed to the Eleventh Circuit, it made us wonder: Does conscience really make cowards of us all?
LIBOR Smack Down: Res Judicata Means Big Win for Banks
April 26, 2016
Ahhh … LIBOR, the Interbank Offered Rate everyone loves to hate. While you are likely familiar with the 2012 LIBOR scandal, you may not know about a recent Fourth Circuit opinion. Do you believe a bankruptcy order for foreclosure can stand as a judgment “on the merits” for a fraudulent lending claim? Do you believe an appointed Chapter 11 trustee has the incentive or means to pursue a heated LIBOR lending scandal claim in bankruptcy? Read on for more.
Experts on High Alert over Negative Interest Rates
May 25, 2015
For the first time in history, the world is experiencing the phenomenon of widespread, sustained negative interest rates. However, experts aren't convinced that implementation of such rates is favorable for the United States. Continue reading to learn about a few experts' opinions on the matter.
Tax Court Okays Use of Predictive Coding to Review Documents
November 26, 2014
To address the concern of the expense of electronic discovery, technologies have been developed to search through large pools of electronically stored documents for material responsive to e-discovery requests efficiently. One such technology is “predictive coding”. Read more to learn about the case of Dynamo Holding, Ltd. v. Commissioner, in which the U.S. Tax Court approved the use of this technology.