US Hits Back At Ex-Seyfarth Atty's Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 3:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. government is blasting the “meritless” dismissal bid of a Chicago tax lawyer and former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner accused of using illegal tax shelters to generate more than $370 million in fictitious deductions for his customers.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday in opposing John E. Rogers' motion to dismiss that its complaint meets federal pleading requirements, clearly alleging that Rogers and his companies have promoted those shelters involving distressed debt and he has made false or fraudulent statements in connection with those...
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