Wal-Mart Coupon Tax Suit Sent Back To Pa. State Court

Law360, Chicago (January 2, 2014, 2:12 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday shipped back to state court a proposed class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of overcharging sales tax on coupon purchases, saying principles of comity bar the district court from interfering with the collection of state taxes.

In a 12-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak granted lead plaintiff Brian Farneth’s motion to remand the case and denied Wal-Mart’s competing motion to stay the suit, which the retail giant had removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act....
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