Flaum v. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

District Court, E.D. Virginia, No. 4:12cv111, November 21, 2012: Complaint of plaintiff in ADA historic property claim need not show remedy is readily achievable.

The historic preservation issue in this case is whether, at time of filing a claim in court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for removal of architectural barriers at a historically significant [...]

Irby v. Commissioner

US Tax Court, 139 T.C. 14, October 25, 2012: Allows deduction for conservation easement despite technical anomalies of easement, appraisal and gift acknowledgment.

The issues in this tax case were: (1) Were the conservation purposes of a conservation easement protected in perpetuity even though the easement required that in the event of judicial extinguishment, most of the [...]