3rd Circ. Tosses E-Filing Fee Suit Against Tax Cos.

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 6:46 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a putative class action on behalf of U.S. taxpayers accusing a consortium of tax preparation companies of entering an illegal agreement that jacked up the prices for e-filing services.

In an opinion penned by Leonard I. Garth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's dismissal of Sherman Act and Independent Offices Appropriations Act claims against the Free File Alliance LLC, as well as...
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