Justices Asked To Nix Washington's Retroactive Tax Law

Law360, Washington (September 23, 2016, 8:33 PM EDT) -- An Illinois food-reseller accused the Washington legislature of “pulling the rug” out from under it by retroactively applying statutory amendments stripping the company of its tax-exempt status, telling the U.S. Supreme Court the move was an unconstitutional violation of due process.

Dot Foods Inc. has urged the justices to reverse a decision by Washington state’s top court giving its stamp of approval to the retroactive application of the amendments, which doomed the company’s request for a tax refund for a period of time years before the...
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