H&R Block Can't Shake Jackson Hewitt Ad Suit

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for Jackson Hewitt Inc. to proceed with a New York lawsuit alleging H&R Block Inc. launched a misleading advertising campaign to swipe customers from the rival tax preparer.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected H&R Block’s bid to limit the claims to its marketing arm, HRB Tax Group Inc., and let the holding company and H&R Block Tax Services LLC off the hook for the alleged smear...
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