Sunday, November 20, 2005

News Of The Weird

Here is an article I found in the Pittsburgh City Paper written by Chuck Shepherd.

"Chicago lawyer Stephen Diamond has filed about 100 lawsuits since 2002 against companies for failing to charge him sales tax on items he bought, earning himself about $500,000 in settlements and judgements, according to an October Wall Street Journal report. Diamond has exploited a law in Illinois that allows citizens to receive part of the proceeds from certain law violations, including from companies that might be authorized to collect sales tax on internet purchases but have chosen not to because the law is not completely settled. (Tennessee and Virgiana, which have similar laws, have amended them to prevent lawsuits like Diamond's.)"

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