Jackson Hewitt Caught In Ga. Check-Cashing Spat

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Georgia check-cashing company is alleging that the largest franchisee of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service opened illegal check-cashing facilities in an effort to dominate the local tax refund anticipation loan market and drive competitors out of business.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Dec. 31 by Check Cashers Inc. #1 and minority shareholders of Nice Financial Services Inc., claims that Jackson Hewitt “monitored and controlled the actions” of Fastax Services Inc., which the plaintiffs claim is one...
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