Texas Court Nixes Consumers' $14M Sales Tax Refund Claim

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Friday blocked a group of consumers from suing the state because class counsel lacked the authority to represent them, after the consumers sought to recover $14 million in sales tax they say they shouldn't have had to pay on rebates offered by retailers.

The Third Court of Appeals of Texas held that a trial court never had jurisdiction to appoint class counsel to represent individual consumers in administrative proceedings against the state Comptroller's Office, after a settlement purported to assign claims...
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