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News Headlines - appraisal lawsuits


Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Valero to recoup $2.5 million in taxes paid to CCISD, again
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Valero filed a lawsuit against the Nueces County Appraisal District disputing property valuations for the 2016 tax year. The district and Valero settled out of court in January, costing five public entities about $3.9 million, including $2.5 million ...


Fox News

Disney World, Universal Studios fight tax bills in Florida
Fox News
Over the past couple of years, however, such tactics aren't quite doing the job: Property assessments and taxes have jumped - and so has the number of lawsuits the theme parks and other businesses have filed against Orange County's property appraiser.
Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills | Business ...Norman Transcript

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Judges second-guess value established in competitive M&A process
Financial Times
Appraisals actions have surged in recent years. One recent study found that a quarter of all-cash acquisitions result in dissenters asking a judge for more. These aggrieved shareholders are now less often widows and orphans. Rather, such lawsuits are ...


Insureds Cannot Shift Burden To Identify Claimed Damage - Law360
Law360 (subscription)
The first-party insurance claims process has always been pretty simple for the typical insured: call the agent to report a claim, identify and quantify the claimed ...

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Artesia Daily Press

Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks
Artesia Daily Press
Over the past couple of years, however, such tactics aren't quite doing the job: Property assessments and taxes have jumped — and so has the number of lawsuits the theme parks and other businesses have filed against Orange County's property appraiser.

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Insureds Cannot Shift Burden To Identify Claimed Damage
JD Supra (press release)
As a result of the dramatic increase in lawsuit filings, courts have been saddled with sorting out issues such as the improper joinder of adjusters, late notice, concurrent causation and whether claims survive payment of appraisal awards. Litigation ...


Asbury Park Press

Middletown settles lawsuit with tax pilot program firm
Asbury Park Press
Middletown agreed to pay Realty Data Systems $95,000 to dismiss dueling lawsuits the firm and township filed against each other for inspections related to Monmouth County's Assessment Demonstration Program. TAXES: Monmouth tax appeals drop 23 percent ...


Waco Tribune-Herald

Lawsuits against appraisal district more than double in 2016 ...
Waco Tribune-Herald
Lawsuits against the McLennan County Appraisal District have more than doubled this year as commercial construction and taxable values continue to increase.

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PetSmart Denies Power Over Ex-CEO In $8.7B Appraisal Fight
Law360 (subscription)
Shareholders pursuing the post-sale appraisal and a potentially higher share price have suggested that the company manipulated valuations used for the $83-per-share sale in 2015, potentially short-changing shares participating in the appraisal lawsuits ...


Austin American-Statesman

Williamson County resident files suit in Biloxi charter bus crash
Austin American-Statesman
Biloxi firefighters assist injured passengers after their charter bus collided with a train in Biloxi, Miss., on March 7. A Williamson County resident filed suit against ...

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