Appellate Victory Puts an End to Sales Tax Class Action Litigation in California

more+
less-

Over the past four years in California alone, consumers have brought more than eighty class actions alleging that retailers collected sales taxes on exempt items. Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal dealt what should be a fatal blow to these class action claims. In Loeffler v. Target Corp., the Second District Court of Appeal held that the California Constitution and state laws preclude consumers from asserting civil class action claims against retailers based on the alleged improper collection of state sales tax. Although numerous trial courts throughout California had previously allowed this type of claim to go forward, the ruling in Loeffler ends this practice.

Please see full update for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »