Description Date Docket #
US v. King Mountain Tobacco Co., Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Indian Law
Held that a tribal manufacturer of tobacco products was liable for delinquent tobacco excise taxes and penalties. The manufacturer, which operates on...
08/13/2018 14-36055
Trusted Media Brands, Inc. v. US
United States Second Circuit
Tax Law
Affirmed that a company's claim for a refund of federal taxes based on overpayment in a previous year was untimely. The company argued that its refund...
08/10/2018 17‐3733‐cv
Johnson v. County of Mendocino
California Court of Appeal
Elections, Tax Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the validity of a Mendocino County ballot measure that imposed a tax on commercial cannabis...
08/08/2018 A152004
Peaje Investments LLC v. Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
United States First Circuit
Transportation, Securities Law, Tax Law
Held that a Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority bondholder did not hold a statutory lien on certain toll revenues. The bondholder...
08/08/2018 17-2165
St. Pierre v. Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc.
United States Third Circuit
Debt Collection, Tax Law, Transportation
Held that unpaid highway tolls are not the type of debt that can support a claim under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). A...
08/07/2018 17-1731
Slone v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Ninth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Tax Law, Corp. Governance
Held that shareholders were liable for taxes on proceeds from the sale of a close corporation. The Internal Revenue Service sued the shareholders,...
07/24/2018 16-73354
Altera Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Upheld an Internal Revenue Service regulation addressing the tax treatment of employee stock options. In a ruling that has tax implications for...
07/24/2018 16-70496
Time Warner Cable Inc. v. County of Los Angeles
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law, Public Utilities
Reversed in part a ruling addressing how much money Los Angeles County may tax Time Warner Cable. The plaintiff in this lawsuit, Time Warner, argued...
07/19/2018 B270062
Franchise Tax Bd. Limited Liability Corp. Tax Refund Cases
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law, Class Actions
Reversed the denial of class certification in a case involving tax refund claims filed by limited liability companies (LLCs) which sought refunds of a...
07/18/2018 A140518
Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
California Court of Appeal
Consumer Protection Law, Government Law, Tax Law
Affirmed a finding of no liability, where a consumer sued Costco, the California Board of Equalization, and others on a claim for the refund of sales...
07/13/2018 A144440

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