WaMu Liquidating Trust Wants $29M Ore. Tax Claim Junked

Law360, Wilmington (September 14, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The liquidating trust for Washington Mutual Inc. asked a Delaware bankruptcy court Thursday to throw out a $29.3 million claim from Oregon tax authorities, arguing the holding company never conducted any business in the state.

The tax liabilities claimed by the state were actually incurred by WMI's defunct savings and loan Washington Mutual Bank, according to a brief filed with the court. WMB cratered in 2008 in the biggest bank failure in U.S. history and was placed into receivership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., while...
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