Saturday, April 14, 2007

Big Settlement in IRS Malicious Prosecution Case

A Texas couple prosecuted by the IRS for tax fraud. After a five-week trial, the man (a criminal defense lawyer) was acquitted; charges against the woman (who practices family law) were dropped. They in turn sued the government (under the Federal Tort Claims Act) for malicious prosecution. Now the government has settled -- for $1.34 million. They say that paying their legal bills will use up the settlement: "Discovery was huge." Texas Lawyers Fought the IRS and Won, Texas Lawyer (, April 12, 2007.

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