CHRISTIAN COALITION OF FLORIDA, INC. v. U.S.

No. 10-14630.

662 F.3d 1182 (2011)

CHRISTIAN COALITION OF FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

November 15, 2011.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Bopp, Jr. , Anita Yvonne Woudenberg, Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, Terre Haute, IN, Horatio G. Mihet , Liberty Counsel, Orlando, FL, Mathew Duane Staver , Liberty Counsel, Maitland, FL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Patrick J. Urda , U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Div., Kenneth L. Greene , U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax. Div., App. Section, Washington, DC, Robert E. O'Neill , David Paul Rhodes , Tampa, FL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before MARCUS, WILSON and COX, Circuit Judges.


MARCUS, Circuit Judge:

Christian Coalition of Fla. ("CC-FL") appeals the district court's dismissal of its tax refund suit for mootness. Shortly after the litigation began, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") refunded the disputed taxes in full. CC-FL claims, however, that a live controversy still exists because it is also seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in order to obtain a favorable determination of its tax-exempt status. CC-FL claims that the failure...

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