That Didn’t Take Long: California Organization First to File Lawsuit Against IRS on Audit Scandal

CNN is reporting that a California group leads the way in suing the IRS over the recent audit practices focusing on conservative groups:

A Northern California tea party group filed the first lawsuit against the U.S. government stemming from the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups for more scrutiny as they applied for tax-exempt status.

“The IRS and its agents singled out groups like NorCal Tea Party Patriots for intensive and intrusive scrutiny, probing their members’ associates, speech, activities and beliefs,” the suit claimed on Monday.

I look forward to reviewing the Complaint soon. Certainly dozens if not hundreds of similar lawsuits will be filed in the next few weeks but, for better or worse, Californians got to their courthouse first!


Author: Kent Schmidt

As a Partner in the Southern California office, Kent practices in virtually all types of general business litigation, with an emphasis in unfair business practices, First Amendment litigation, defamation, trade secret litigation, class actions, product liability, securities litigation and enforcement, commercial disputes, employment law, intellectual property and Prop 65 (environmental) claims. He is an aggressive and creative courtroom advocate, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Having spent his entire legal career at Dorsey, Kent is adept at finding the right lawyers in the firm to collaborate with in order to provide the best representation for his clients.