What’s New on PLI PLUS

What's New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

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New Edition! Social Media and the Law

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PLI Press is proud to announce the publication of the new edition of Social Media and the Law.

This book can help to minimize the risk of litigation and other legal problems arising from the use of social media platforms by analyzing it in various legal contexts, including privacy, civil litigation, employment, criminal activity and prosecution, intellectual property, defamation, advertising, and regulated industries. Relevant legislation, court opinions, usage trends, and industry responses are discussed. 

Notable developments covered in the new edition are:

  • Use of technology by Human Resources departments (Chapter 6):  Recent statistics on the growing use of AI, big data, and data analytics in employment recruitment are discussed.
  • Deceptive practices (Chapter 8):  A new section discusses two self-regulatory programs operated by the Better Business Bureau that are of relevance to social media advertising: the National Advertising Division and the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, the latter of which issued revised guidelines that became effective on January 1, 2022.
  • Required disclosures in advertising (Chapter 8): In October 2021, the FTC began sending a series of Notices of Penalty Offenses to large numbers of businesses following an April 2021 Supreme Court decision that stripped the FTC of its authority to obtain monetary redress without first engaging in administrative proceedings.
  • Privacy of victims of crime (Chapter 9): A new section discusses the privacy and ethical issues arising from the provision of social media information about victims of crime.

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Treatise Update – Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying and Selling Real Estate (3rd Edition)

Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings is an invaluable resource for attorneys and general practitioners who handle real estate deals as well as an important reference for brokers, title insurers, and inspectors.  It distills more than thirty years of transactional experience into one plain-English treatise that clearly explains governing law and customary industry practices.  The book provides useful legal, technical, and strategic guidance and checklists for sellers’ and purchasers’ attorneys preparing them to execute dispute-free residential deals quickly and easily.

This new release offers the latest information crucial to your practice.  Highlights include:

  • Chapter 2, Drafting and Negotiating the Contract. New Tips on who is favored in decisions dealing with “as is” and caveat emptor (see section 2:2.11[A][1]), and mortgage commitment contingency (see section 2:3.1).
  • Chapter 4, The Closing. Coverage of the New York Electronic Notarization Bill, effective June 20, 2022, which will allow notarial acts through a completely electronic format, referred to as Remote Online Notarization (RON) (see section 4:1); and the December 7, 2021 FinCEN Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which implements the federal Corporate Transparency Act’s beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting provisions as to corporations, limited liability companies, or other entities (see section 4:2.4).
  • New and updated cases and other authority throughout the text, including in the following important areas: Ethics and Professional Responsibility, [8] Attorney Escrow Accounts; easement for historic preservation (see section 2:2.7[D][7]); failed suits against title insurance companies (see section 2:2.7[E]); caveat emptor (see section 2:2.11[A]); and attorney approval clauses (see section 2:3.26[B]).

In addition, the Table of Authorities and Index have been updated to reflect the latest revisions.

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Treatise Update – International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success

International Corporate Practice provides guidance on building a comprehensive global legal department, including advice on structuring, staffing, and budgeting, as well as the use of foreign legal consultants and outsourcing. It also includes helpful case studies, checklists, and sample documents.

This release features new material designed to enable lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, to operate efficiently on the global stage. Topics discussed include the following:

  • International attorney-client privilege: New sections discuss the privilege in Bulgaria (§ 2:2.4), India (§ 2:2.12), and Ireland (§ 2:2.13).
  • Outsourcing and e-discovery: A discussion of the impact of using predictive coding and artificial intelligence in reviewing electronically stored information is included in § 5:1.6.
  • International corporate compliance: Revisions to chapter 6 take note of three actions that the Department of Justice took in 2021 to strengthen its response to corporate crime (see § 6:4).
  • International litigation and discovery: Chapter 10 has been updated with a discussion of obtaining discovery in the United States for use in a foreign tribunal under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (see § 10:7.1).
  • International labor and employment law: The updates in Chapter 21 include analysis of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, which sets minimum standards for protections that EU Member States must provide to whistleblowers (see § 21:4.7).
  • Data protection and privacy: A completely revised and reorganizedChapter 24 focuses on the EU General Data Privacy Regulation, which has set the standard for global data protection.
  • The Index has also been updated for this release.

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What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in April 2022!

Treatise Update – The Circular 230 Deskbook: Related Penalties, Reportable Transactions, Working Forms

The Circular 230 Deskbook is an essential compliance resource for every tax professional who practices before the IRS.  It helps practitioners comply with complex Circular 230 amendments more easily — and avoid costly penalties and sanctions.  In addition to demonstrating prescribed duties when advising clients in the preparation of tax returns, it offers laminated, quick-reference compliance tools.

This thirty-second release updates the treatise with the latest developments in tax and estate law relating to IRS Circular 230.   Highlights from the new release include:

  • Chapter 1, Section 1:3: Discusses Wilson v. Commissioner, a case concerning whether the IRS’s “publicly stated positions” in the IRS manual or instructions “constitute rules carrying the force of law as required for Chevron deference.”
  • Chapter 3, Section 3:5: Explains whether the Anti-Injunction Act would preclude pre-enforcement judicial review if Congress amended the disclosure rules to impose a tax on a reportable transaction rather than a disclosure obligation backed up by a penalty for those who fail to comply.
  • Chapter 4, Section 4:13.6[B]: Explores Rodgers v. United States, in which the Ninth Circuit decided whether willfulness for purposes of section 6694(b) can be predicated on the basis of willful blindness or if it must be based on a finding of specific intent to understate liability.
  • Updated Appendix N, IRS Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.
  • Updated Table of Authorities is included.

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Treatise Update – New York Elder Law

New York Elder Law taps experts in their respective fields to cover the latest legal developments regarding Social Security; Supplemental Security Income; Social Security and SSI Disability; Medicare; Supplemental Medical Insurance; Medicaid for the elderly, blind and disabled; home care; protective services; housing; nursing homes; health care decision-making; veteran’s benefits; and retirement plans. 

This treatise contains numerous time-saving checklists to help readers stay current with rapidly changing laws including up-to-date eligibility and benefit levels, benefit checklists for older adults, and flow charts for step-by-step guidance through complex appeals processes.

Highlights of this new release include:

  • Chapter 4, Medicare. Discussion updated to reflect COVID-19-related extensions and waivers and the 2022 figures for the deductibles and copayments under the Part D Drug Benefit (see section 4:14.5). In addition, appendices 4A, 4B, 4E, and 4F have been updated with the most current figures.

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National Library Outreach Day

While we do not have a bookmobile (although some of you may remember the Discover PLUS bus), PLI librarians strive to regularly connect with PLI customers and to meet you where you are, whether that is at home, at the office, or on the go.

In addition to regularly meeting with customers to provide in-person and online training on the PLI PLUS platform, we…

  • Host monthly webinars to highlight PLI resources in a given practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database. Learn more.
  • Create video tutorials and other quick reference guides. Check out the full list of training materials in our Training Center.
  • Post about new and popular PLI publications on Twitter. Follow us at @PLI_Librarian
  • Attend conferences and host events to meet in-person and virtually. Stay tuned for AALL news.