The U.S. Supreme Court is considering granting cert on a case that could impact Pennsylvania’s ability to collect income taxes from non-residents and the city of Philadelphia’s ability to continue to apply its “requirement of employment” rule for the city’s wage tax. The Court has asked the acting solicitor general to weigh in on New Hampshire v. Massachusetts, a case in which New Hampshire is challenging Massachusetts’ practice of taxing nonresidents who previously worked in-state but now work remotely from home in New Hampshire.
On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc., et. al. v. Varela, No 17-988. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the requisite contractual basis to support a finding that the parties agreed to submit a dispute to class arbitration.
The implied false certification theory of liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) is premised on the notion that a person who does business with the federal government, by the very act of submitting a claim for payment, has impliedly certified compliance with the often numerous statutes, regulations, and contract terms that govern the contractual