Judge Seeks W.Va. Input In Jackson Hewitt Action

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has imposed a stay on proceedings in a putative class action lodged by a consumers against tax preparation firm Jackson Hewitt Inc. asserting claims related to high-rate refund anticipation loans, opting to certify questions on whether tax preparers qualify as credit services organizations under West Virginia law to a state court.

Judge Robert C. Chambers issued a ruling Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia certifying four questions related to fiduciary duty and the applicability of state...
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