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FedEx Ground wins appeal challenging property tax assessment and obtains recovery of litigation expenses and attorneys' fees

Clients FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc.

Jones Day successfully represented FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. in an appeal of the valuation placed on its package distribution facility for tax year 2006. After a four-day trial, a jury agreed with FedEx Ground, reduced the tax valuation by more than a third, and, in an extremely rare move, awarded the taxpayer all of its litigation expenses and attorneys' fees.

FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc. v. Clayton County Board of Tax Assessors, No. 2007-CV-01947-5 (Super. Ct., Clayton Cty., Ga.)