Valero Fights Tax Assessor's Bid For Texas Refinery Data

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 3:25 PM EST) -- Texas energy company Valero Energy Corp. pushed back against a refinery property tax assessment on Tuesday, appealing a lower court's demand that the company disclose proprietary documents relating to a Houston refinery at the center of a property tax dispute.

In its appeal to Texas' First District Court of Appeals, Valero said the Harris County Appraisal District is not entitled to receive the company's financial documentation because it is a protected trade secret and is totally irrelevant to the company's claims of unfair property tax treatment....
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