Dealing another major setback to the IRS in the ongoing litigation over how it handled a massive $8 billion refund for a now-abandoned telephone excise tax, a Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to dismiss a nationwide class action that says the agency's public notices about the refund's availability violated due process. The ruling comes on the heels of a scathing August decision from a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court that revived similar suits alleging the IRS violated the Administrative Procedures Act.
Federal Judge Allows Class Action Over IRS Refund Notice to Proceed
The Legal Intelligencer
November 23, 2009