A decade after convicted tax lawyer Raymond "R.J." Ruble was booted from Sidley Austin, his exploits continue to haunt the firm.
CSX and its lawyers at Baker Donelson won a ruling in a long-running tax dispute with Alabama. The Eleventh Circuit found that the state discriminated against the railroad company by forcing it to pay a sales tax on diesel fuel while exempting trucking and barge companies.
Lawyers for Amazon.com and Overstock.com failed to persuade the state Court of Appeals to declare unconstitutional a statute mandating payment of New York state sales taxes for online purchases by New Yorkers.
Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner called it "a travesty" that former UBS account holders had sued the bank for failing to inform them that they had to report their Swiss bank accounts to U.S. tax authorities.