RI High Court Goes Against Dell In Sales Tax Spat

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 6:06 PM EST) -- Rhode Island's top court has handed Dell Inc. two defeats in a putative class action over its collection of sales taxes on service contracts and shipping and handling, denying the computer giant's bid to compel arbitration in one appeal and to dismiss the case entirely in the other.

A three-judge panel on the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued the rulings on Monday, upholding the Superior Court's decisions on both issues and remanded the case to Superior Court for trial.

The dispute began on May 16, 2003,...
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