Show-Me Courthouse Tech Victory Against Taxpayer Lawsuit

This note deserves attention inasmuch as courts don't often think much of grassroots activism.

The basics & more info . . .

The lawsuit was filed against Jackson County, several county officials and Tyler Technologies, the company contracted by Jackson County to provide property appraisal and reassessment services.

The taxpayers claimed that the county failed to inform them of assessment increases in a timely manner and that physical property inspections were not performed on properties with assessed valuation increases of 15% or more.

Jackson County and Tyler Technologies moved to dismiss the lawsuit claiming the plaintiffs "failed to exhaust all available administrative remedies," such as seeking assistance from the board of equalization and the state tax commission, before filing the lawsuit.

The defendants' motion was dismissed by the Jackson County Circuit Court and both the county and Tyler Technologies sought a writ from the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Missouri Supreme Court sides with Jackson County, Tyler Technologies in property assessment lawsuits

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously sided with Jackson County and Tyler Technologies, who sought to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a group of Jackson County property owners.