H&R Tax Students Who Skipped Class Fail In Cert. Bid

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A California judge Wednesday refused to certify a class of 12,000 consumers who say H&R Block Tax Services Inc. should have refunded up to $4 million after they failed to attend prepaid tax-preparation courses, saying plaintiff Jennifer Alvord’s claims aren’t typical of the requested class.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger blasted Alvord’s attorney Arnold Wang on Wednesday, saying Alvord would have been entitled to represent about 200 putative students who — like Alvord — requested refunds, but not thousands more who simply failed...
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