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Fernley tax lawsuit before Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court was told Tuesday Fernley's lawsuit demanding a bigger share of the tax pie should go away.

Kevin Powers, representing the Nevada Legislature, told the justices the lawsuit is "barred as a matter of law," by sovereign immunity of the Legislature's power to apportion tax revenue and blocked by the statute of limitations since it wasn't filed until more than a decade after Fernley's incorporation.

Fernley went to court after the 2011 Legislature refused to change the consolidated tax formula that funds much of local government to give the city a bigger share. The lawsuit charges that …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 9, 2013 03:53AM Published Jan 9, 2013 03:52AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.