Valero Beats Tax Assessor's Bid For Texas Refinery Data

Law360, Houston (October 17, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court said Thursday that a Valero Energy Corp. unit does not have to disclose proprietary documents relating to its refinery at the center of a property tax dispute, saying the information is unnecessary for tax authorities to determine the asset's value.

The First District Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court should not have forced Valero Refining-Texas LP to hand over highly sensitive financial and operational data to the Galveston County Appraisal District because there were less intrusive ways to appraise the...
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