Procedural Trap for the Unwary Taking Litigant

Procedural Trap for the Unwary Taking Litigant

Few procedural rules facing litigants in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims are as badly maligned as 28 U.S.C. § 1500. Referred to simply as “Section 1500” by seasoned practitioners, the provision has been called “outdated and ill-conceived,” “an anachronism,” and “an...
IRS Loses Motion to Dismiss Whistleblower Contract Claim

IRS Loses Motion to Dismiss Whistleblower Contract Claim

John Doe served as a confidential informant for the IRS in a criminal payroll and corporate income tax evasion investigation.  Doe claims that IRS agents promised to pay him a reward of 15% of any taxes collected because of information he provided to them about his...