IRS Asserts Immunity In Bank's $9M Refund Claim

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 3:13 PM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service moved to dismiss a Washington bank's lawsuit in a D.C. district court claiming $9 million in tax refunds Friday, arguing that the IRS, the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are immune from Clark County Bancorporation's lawsuit.

In defending against the bank's back tax demands from 2003 through 2009, the U.S. claimed sovereign immunity protects the IRS, Treasury and the FDIC from suit in their offical names, and that the case is proper in Washington state — where...
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