High Court Urged To Hear Emotionally Taxing Case

Law360, New York (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to consider a petition by a whistleblower who lost her battle against the Internal Revenue Service when an appeals court ruled awards for emotional distress are taxable as income.

Lawyers for Marrita Murphy, a whistleblower who won $70,000 after losing her job at an Air National Guard, have filed a petition to the Supreme Court arguing the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia got it wrong when it overturned its own previous decision “under pressure from the...
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