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Judge Approves Class Action Status For Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS

A federal district judge in Cincinnati has granted class-action status to a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from Internal Revenue Service delays in approving nonprofit status for a tax-exemption classification.  The NorCal Tea Party Patriots sued the IRS, along with workers and officials in Cincinnati and Washington after it was revealed in 2013 the agency delayed approving nonprofit status. No criminal charges were filed. Other impacted groups across the country may now join the case or opt out. The judge also sealed the case to protect taxpayer records.

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