IRS' $3.5M Settlement In Targeting Case Gets Preliminary OK

Law360 (April 5, 2018, 2:08 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge preliminarily approved on Wednesday a $3.5 million settlement in a class action alleging the Internal Revenue Service had illegally targeted conservative and tea party-affiliated groups applying for nonprofit status.

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett of the Southern District of Ohio made the initial approval and scheduled a July 10 hearing to make the settlement final.

The case was originally filed in 2013 by NorCal Tea Party Patriots. It was granted class action status, and 428 groups ultimately joined the suit. The court will determine the amount of money each group will receive. 

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