Court Dismisses Spitzer’s Suit Against H&R Block

Law360, New York (December 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A New York Supreme Court judge has tossed New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s much-publicized case against tax preparation company H&R Block Inc., ruling that since the company does not have a presence in the state, Spitzer does not have jurisdiction.

Spitzer filed the case in March, accusing the company of fraudulent business practices related to its sales of IRA accounts.

But Judge Karla Moskowitz found that although H&R Block’s financial unit works with New York banks, Spitzer had not presented any evidence of wrongdoing...
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