Class Action Suit Filed Against Nation's Largest Tax Resolution Firm

Suit Claims Company Failed to Deliver on Promises and Consumers Paid for

Unneeded Services

Jan 26, 2005, 00:00 ET from Motley Rice LLC

    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)
     "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
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     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 or call

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