Eton Corporation and Fruit of the Loom (along with related entities) are the latest companies to have filed suit against Delaware in federal court, alleging that the state violated their constitution rights in connection with the state’s estimation methodology used in unclaimed property audits by its contingency fee auditors. These back-to-back lawsuits filed on December […]
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Here you can find updates on unclaimed property laws, rules, and regulations. Unclaimed property legislation varies from state to state, and is different depending on the type of property. Check back frequently for legislative alerts and breaking unclaimed property news as it happens.
On December 9, 2019, AT&T filed a lawsuit against the state in Delaware federal court, AT&T v. Geisenberger, alleging that certain document requests issued by Kelmar, acting as the state’s third party contingent fee auditor, made in connection with an unclaimed property audit that began in 2012, violate the company’s Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment […]
In ruling on Delaware’s Motion to Dismiss on September 17, 2019, which was granted in part, and denied in part, the US District Court for the District of Delaware (federal court) passed on deciding the case, leaving the issue (again) in the hands of the Delaware Court of Chancery (state court). In connection with an […]
Unclaimed property compliance has been on the rise since the early 2000s. Many companies are aware of state unclaimed property laws, programs, and annual filing requirements. State auditors, third party audit firms, and amnesty programs such as voluntary disclosure agreement (“VDA”) have also contributed to the increase in compliance. VDA programs allow companies to become […]
Legislative Alert – IL 17858 2018 (State ID: 42 IR 19362): Administrative Rules Adopted – Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Adopted on August 16, 2019, the Administrative Rules have a retroactive effective date of July 30, 2019. This new rule impacts all life insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies authorized to do business in Illinois. As […]