Wrongful IRS Seizure Suit Gets 2nd Shot From 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 2, 2015, 6:57 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court's dismissal of a suit against the IRS alleging it wrongfully seized $13,000 from a man when he was 10 years old, reaffirming circuit precedent that the time frame for challenging a levy can be equitably tolled.

Logan Volpicelli filed suit pro se in 2010, at age 18, to regain funds the IRS had seized in an attempt to collect almost $200,000 in back taxes from Volpicelli's "estranged, incarcerated father," according to the petitioner's appellate brief. In remanding the suit to Nevada federal court Friday, a three-judge panel pointed to two prior Ninth...

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