IRS Immune To Defunct Firm's Collection Suit, Judge Says

By Suevon Lee (April 18, 2016, 10:52 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday chucked a defunct law firm's suit accusing the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department of unlawfully trying to collect on a tax liability during the firm's bankruptcy proceeding, saying the agencies are immune from the claims and cannot be sued.

The Connelly Firm PC, a small Philadelphia outfit that dissolved in December 2012 and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in April 2013, sued the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and an IRS agent, saying they would "harass and threaten" Thomas P. Connelly Jr., the sole shareholder of the firm, with repeat tax...

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