NY Tax Law Prohibits $300M False Claims Suit, Sprint Says

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 6:54 PM ET) -- New York state can't sue Sprint Corp. for allegedly dodging state sales taxes for interstate cellphone services because state tax law applies only to intrastate calls, the company argued Tuesday in an appeal of a decision that kept the state attorney general's $300 million false claims suit alive.

Although Judge O. Peter Sherwood had dismissed some claims from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit in April, finding that some of the tax law charges are time-barred and dismissing a conspiracy claim, Sprint said the parts...
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