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Friday, May 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court reviews process used to close puppy mill"

Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Virginia Garwood, et al., argued yesterday before the Supreme Court (see here and here) is the subject of a story today by Dan Carden in the NWI Times. The story begins:

INDIANAPOLIS | A tool routinely used to shut down large dog breeding operations, sometimes called puppy mills, was scrutinized Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

A jeopardy tax assessment allows the state to immediately seize and sell property to satisfy claims of unpaid taxes. On June 2, 2009, Virginia and Kristin Garwood each were ordered to pay $142,367.94 in allegedly unpaid taxes from the sale of puppies at their Mauckport, Ind., farm.

ILB: I question only the phrase "tool routinely used to shut down large dog breeding operations." I believe this is the only time this "tool" has been used in this manner.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 11, 2012 01:13 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts