IRS Wants $1.8M Wedding Dress Seizure Lawsuit Trimmed

By Kyle Jahner (May 2, 2017, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government asked a Texas federal judge Monday to trim a $1.8 million lawsuit brought by a couple alleging that the IRS hastily auctioned their business' $615,000 wedding dress inventory — effectively their life savings — for a pittance because of a tax bill they didn't owe.

While not yet addressing the IRS actions in question, the government's motion for partial dismissal and brief in support said that Tony and Somnuek Thangsongcharoen lacked standing. Only the corporation they own, Tony and Mii's Inc., could remain as a plaintiff because ownership of the now-defunct business did not legally constitute "interest" in...

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