Denying Sales Tax Return To Calif. Consumers

Court Rules California Consumers Lack Standing to Sue Retailers for Return of Sales Tax

June 12, 2009

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009) -- In a case of first impression, the California Court of Appeal has held that consumers do not have private right of action against retailers for the reimbursement of sales tax under California consumer protection statutes. Loeffler & Lemus v. Target Corp., 2009 Cal. App. LEXIS 739, No. B199287 (May 19, 2009).

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