Sprint Says $300M FCA Suit Misapplies Tax Law

Law360, Washington (June 19, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. asked a New York state judge on Thursday to dismiss a $300 million tax fraud lawsuit against the company under the state's new False Claims Act, saying the complaint is based on out-of-context portions of tax law.

Sprint argued the complaint, filed by the New York state attorney general in April, contradicted itself and misapplied the law by applying only one subsection of the statute to the company and ignoring provisions that justify the company's sales tax unbundling — that is, separating its...
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