Griffin v. Internal Revenue Service et al

  1. May 16, 2024

    US Must Produce Emails Between IRS Managers, Docs Leaker

    The government must produce emails between Internal Revenue Service managers and a former contractor who leaked thousands of wealthy people's tax returns, a Florida federal judge has ordered, saying the materials are relevant to a billionaire's case accusing the agency of responsibility for the leak.

  2. April 22, 2024

    Hedge Funder's IRS Suit Over Leaked Tax Info Gets Trimmed

    A Florida federal judge on Monday dismissed part of a hedge fund executive's case seeking to hold the Internal Revenue Service accountable for a leak of his private tax data to the media, saying he failed to show he suffered any damages.

  3. March 08, 2024

    IRS Leaker Should Be Deposed Without All Docs, Judge Says

    Attorneys for a hedge fund executive should question the former IRS contractor who admitted to stealing the tax returns of him and others, even though the IRS hasn't finished producing evidence in the case seeking to hold the agency responsible for the leak, a Florida federal judge said Friday.

  4. January 16, 2024

    Files From Probe Of Tax Return Leak Are Private, US Says

    Federal investigative files that led to the prosecution of an IRS contractor who stole reams of confidential tax data are technically the contractor's tax return information and protected from disclosure, the U.S. government told a Florida federal court, denying improperly hiding information.

  5. December 19, 2023

    IRS Not To Blame For Billionaire's Leaked Info, US Says

    A Florida federal court should toss a billionaire's lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service because it relies on a misplaced legal test to claim the agency is responsible for a contractor who leaked his tax returns to the media, the federal government said.

  6. December 12, 2023

    Billionaire Says Suit Blaming IRS For Leaker Should Proceed

    A hedge fund founder who sued the IRS after a contractor leaked his confidential tax information to the media asked a Florida federal court not to toss the suit, calling the government's claim that the contractor wasn't a federal employee a self-serving bid to escape liability.

  7. November 30, 2023

    Feds Ordered To Clarify IRS Leaker's Worker Status

    The federal government must produce its contracts with consulting firm Booz Allen clarifying the employment status of an IRS contractor who admitted leaking to the media the tax data of thousands of wealthy people, a Florida federal judge ordered in a billionaire's privacy suit against the tax agency.

  8. October 10, 2023

    Tax Leak Charge Doesn't Help Billionaire's IRS Suit, US Says

    A billionaire hedge fund founder whose tax returns were leaked to the media lacks grounds to sue the Internal Revenue Service for damages even if the agency contractor charged with the breach is found guilty, the U.S. government told a Florida federal court.

  9. September 15, 2023

    Citadel CEO Subpoenas ProPublica Over Tax Data Leak

    The top executive of hedge fund Citadel subpoenaed news organization ProPublica and five of its journalists for documents related to the leak of his tax return data, according to a filing in Florida federal court.

  10. May 30, 2023

    Citadel CEO Says IRS Can't Sidestep Data Leak Suit

    The CEO of hedge fund Citadel balked at the IRS' bid to toss his lawsuit over the leak of his tax returns as overly speculative, telling a Florida federal court that his accusations of agency wrongdoing were specific and made in good faith.