Ga. Supreme Court Rules Against LNG Biz In Tax Row

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 8:21 PM EST) -- Georgia's revenue department did not violate a legal duty in refusing to accept certain property tax returns of a liquefied natural gas facility operator as the company is not a public utility under the state tax code, Georgia's high court ruled Monday.

The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed a trial court's grant of summary judgment to Southern LNG Inc. in its suit seeking to compel the state's revenue commissioner to recognize the company as a public utility under state law and accept its ad valorem property tax returns.

Finding the trial court had erred in granting a writ of mandamus on...

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