H&R Block Hit With Class Action Over Tax Refund Delays

Law360, Los Angeles (August 2, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Customers hit two H&R Block Inc. units with a proposed statewide class action in New York federal court on Thursday, accusing the companies of a tax error that resulted in erroneous and negligent preparation of 600,000 tax returns and refund delays of up to six weeks.

Plaintiffs Jayne and Rich Hunt, on behalf of New York-based customers who filed before Feb. 22 and opted out of H&R Block arbitration, raised allegations that the tax service giant left fields required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service blank...
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