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"The government sought an injunction to permanently prevent the person that had a tax preparation business who the government contended owns several different stores over several years. They also wanted disgorgement by which the government sought every penny of gross receipts that came in to each of the business locations. No deduction for rents, no deduction for salaries, commission, advertising, nothing. They wanted every penny.
That trial was non-jury trial. We consented to the entry of an injunction so that my client would not further engaged in a tax preparation business. We went to trial for two days, non-jury. We did not present a closing argument, rather, we submitted written memorandums instead of the closing argument and the judge issued an order by which the government took nothing.
The government went after, filed civil lawsuits against my client and against the person who had or would amounted to the overall franchise. Also, various other people similarly situated with my client, that is those who also had been in tax return preparation business under the same franchiser.
If we would have lost, if he would have lost that trial, what the government was seeking was a judgement for eleven mil