Tycoons: The gambler and the Taxman

When JP McManus tried to sue the Internal Revenue Service in a bid to reclaim $5.2 million, his case was shot down. Would the high-stakes backgammon player take one last throw of the dice?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
1st October, 2017

It all ended in a flurry of legalese and American spellings. “Pursuant to the court’s opinion, filed February 24, 2017, denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granting defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment, it is ordered and adjudged this date, pursuant to Rule 58, that judgment is entered in favor of defendant.”

And with that, Judge Nancy B Firestone killed off JP McManus’s bid to sue the Internal Revenue Service,...

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