Rehearing Denied in Quality Stores

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January 7, 2013

Acting promptly after receiving the taxpayer’s response, the Sixth Circuit has denied the government’s petition for rehearing en banc in Quality Stores.  Even though the government’s petition pointed to a direct circuit conflict and alleged tension with the Sixth Circuit’s own precedent (see our report here), the court’s order recites that no judge on the Sixth Circuit requested a vote on the petition.

The court’s order puts the ball back in the government’s court to decide whether to seek Supreme Court review.  Given the conflict and the apparent importance of having a uniform nationwide rule, there is a significant possibility that the government will ask the Supreme Court to step in.

A petition for certiorari would be due on April 4.

 

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One Response to “Rehearing Denied in Quality Stores”
  1. lee raspa says:

    Thank you for this information. I’m an individual tax payer and read about this issue in the WSJ. One of your experts Marianna advised me to watch this blog for news. She was very helpful and probably reflects the character of your firm.

    Thanks again for your blog

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