2nd Circ. Refuses To Rehear IRS-WorldCom Tax Row

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 7:16 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit declined Tuesday to rehear a decision holding now-defunct WorldCom Inc. liable for millions in excise taxes on a telecom service that connected people using dial-up modems to the Internet.

WorldCom, now known as MCI Inc., had asked for a panel rehearing or a hearing en banc regarding an August 2012 Second Circuit ruling, but the appeals court declined to do either, issuing its edict in a one-page order that did not provide any reasoning.

The yearslong dispute concerns WorldCom's liability with respect to...
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