- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona Supreme Court ruling says a Connecticut law firm whose lawyers weren’t licensed to practice law in Arizona can be sued in Arizona over work done for Arizona clients.

The Supreme Court’s ruling Friday upholds an Arizona Court of appeals ruling that revived a lawsuit against the firm of Pullman & Comley.

The firm got $50,000 for providing Arizona husband-and-wife investors with a letter saying federal tax law allowed a tax shelter.

However, the IRS didn’t allow the investors to claim certain losses, resulting in a sizable tax bill for them.

The investors sued, but an Arizona trial judge ruled that Arizona courts didn’t have jurisdiction.

The Court of Appeals ruling said taking on Arizona clients made the law firm subject to suits in Arizona.

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