Judge Greenlights Jackson Hewitt Kickback Claims

Law360, New York (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to toss a putative class action against tax preparation giant Jackson Hewitt Inc. for allegedly receiving kickbacks from banks in return for recommending a financially unsound loan.

Linda Hunter, a former-Jackson Hewitt customer, filed the putative class action against the company on Oct. 30, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

In her complaint, Hunter alleged that she had hired Jackson Hewitt to prepare her federal income tax return for the 2005 tax year and...
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