Gilbert Hyatt's Epic Tax Battle Is Far From Over

Law360, New York (July 31, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT) -- Over five years into a personal income tax residency audit by the California Franchise Tax Board, Gilbert Hyatt filed a civil suit in Nevada state court against FTB alleging tortious conduct by FTB auditors. After more than 17 years of litigation, including a previous trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court has again agreed to weigh in, this time to decide the extent the United States Constitution requires Nevada to provide the FTB immunity from such a civil suit.

Gilbert P. Hyatt, an inventor, was issued a lucrative computer chip patent in 1990. Three years later, an auditor with...

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