Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NOM's IRS Case ends with a modest settlement

NOM vs United States (the Internal Revenue Service) is at an end. NOM saw this as a huge payday and it doesn't seem to have ended up that way. "Reasonable" legal fees are still recoverable. This will give us some insight into what their chairman, John Eastman, has been charging the organization:
CONSENT JUDGMENT.
ORDERED that the parties' motion for entry of a consent judgment is GRANTED; that the Plaintiff, the National Organization for Marriage, Inc., shall have and recover judgment against Defendant, the United States of America, in the amount of $50,000.00, inclusive of Plaintiff's claims for actual damages under 26 U.S.C. § 7431(c)(1)(B)(i) and it claims for costs of the action under 26 U.S.C. § 7431(c)(2); that the Court shall retain jurisdiction of this action so that Plaintiff may file a motion seeking reasonable attorneys' fees under 26 U.S.C. § 7431(c)(3), which the United States may oppose; that, in all other respects, this case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by District Judge James C. Cacheris on 6/23/2014. (rban, ) (Entered: 06/24/2014)

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