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Foreign Workers Can't Sue Verizon Over Taxes, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday gutted a proposed class action foreign employees brought against Verizon Communications Inc., ruling the telecom giant could not be sued for improperly withholding U.S. taxes from pension payments, even if the company did so intentionally.

In a 28-page order, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber wrote that the Internal Revenue Code prohibits lawsuits against employers who withhold too much in federal taxes and that an aggrieved employee’s only remedy is to apply to the federal government for a refund....
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Case Information

Case Title

Mejia et al v. Verizon Management Pension Plan et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

791(Labor: E.R.I.S.A.)


Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber

Date Filed

June 9, 2011

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