TurboTax Says Rival Santa Clara, LA Lawsuits 'Untenable'

By Craig Clough (September 17, 2019, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Tuesday that he might abstain from hearing a complaint by the city of Los Angeles accusing the makers of TurboTax of tricking low-income taxpayers into buying tax preparation products, and a lawyer for the company said judgment in it and a similar lawsuit could lead to an "untenable" outcome.

Judge Christopher K. Lui opened a hearing by issuing a tentative ruling rejecting a demurrer motion by Intuit Inc. that asked him to abstain from or stay the Los Angeles lawsuit, saying he rejected the TurboTax publisher's three main arguments. But he declined to make...

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