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Sprint seeks dismissal of New York suit

New York sued Sprint for $300 million in unpaid taxes and penalties

Sprint Nextel Corp. has asked a judge to throw out a $300 million lawsuit the state of New York filed against the telecom giant over uncollected taxes and penalties.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the suit in April, alleging Sprint undercollected and underpaid sales taxes in an effort to keep its prices competitive. It was the first to be filed under a 2010 state law that lets the government sue contractors for fraud-related tax losses. Under the law, a company that committed fraud could pay three times the amount it allegedly underpaid in taxes.


Cathleen Flahardy

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