CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motley Rice LLC and Strom Law Firm LLC today announced that they have filed a nationwide putative class action lawsuit against the nation's largest tax resolution company, JK Harris & Company LLC, for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract including the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The lawsuit seeks to stop JK Harris & Company from continuing unacceptable business practices. This action is brought on behalf of all persons or entities that entered into contracts with JK Harris & Company LLC to supply tax resolution services where fees were charged for JK Harris & Company's Offer In Compromise (OIC) services. "JK Harris & Company told our client they could help them out of an already difficult financial situation," stated Motley Rice attorney, Suzanne L. Klok. "Instead they had them pay for services they didn't need, nor qualify for, ignored their case for almost a year and offered advice which made them incur penalties and interest from the IRS. Consumers deserve better than this." On February 3, 2004, the Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert warning taxpayers about businesses claiming that tax debts can be settled for "pennies on the dollar" through the Offer In Compromise program. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving South Carolina, JK Harris & Company LLC has an "unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to a pattern of complaints." The BBB processed more than three hundred complaints against JKHC in the past year. JK Harris & Company was founded in 1997 by John Klintworth Harris and claims to "solve IRS problems." Currently JK Harris reports having 475 offices in 46 states and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. "Our clients do not want to see another South Carolinian or American be misled by this company. They want to put a stop to these bad business practices," explained attorney Pete Strom of the Strom Law Firm. Persons with questions regarding this lawsuit may contact attorneys Suzanne Klok at 800.768.4026 or Pete Strom at 888.490.2847. About Motley Rice LLC Motley Rice LLC is one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms. Motley Rice attorneys have gained global recognition for their pioneering work on behalf of asbestos victims, the State Attorneys General in their landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, and the 9/11 families in their groundbreaking lawsuit against terrorist financiers. Motley Rice attorneys continue to seek justice in the areas of: consumer and commercial fraud; catastrophic injury; complex case resolution; environmental hazards and contamination; medical negligence and defects; occupational disease and toxic torts; and transportation defects. For more information on Motley Rice LLC call 1-800-768-4026 or visit www.motleyrice.com . About Strom Law Firm, LLC Strom Law Firm was founded in 1996 by former U.S. Attorney J. P. Strom, Jr. The firm is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of South Carolinians in both civil and criminal proceedings. The firm's attorneys represent clients in civil matters including: personal injury, worker's compensation, product liability, unfair trade practices, business disputes, bad faith insurance, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and wrongful death. For more information visit www.stromlaw.com or call 1-803-252-4800.
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