An accounting firm appeals a judgment finding it 50 percent responsible for damages allegedly caused by unreported income. A criminal conviction for alleged income tax evasion and knowingly filing a false tax return bars a subsequent civil claim alleging accounting malpractice that arises out of the preparation and filing of the return. The trial court's judgment is reversed and rendered that the plaintiff take nothing against the accounting firm, and affirmed that the plaintiff take nothing against a firm employee. Houston's 1st Court of Appeals, No. 01-12-00118-CV, 05-02-2013.
Andrew Shebay & Company P.L.L.C v. Bishop
Tex. App. Dist. 1
May 14, 2013