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RILA responds to federal district court decision to remand South Dakota’s case against three large online retailers

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA’s) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Deborah White issued the following statement in response to a decision by federal district court judge Roberto Lange today (1/17/2017)  to remand South Dakota’s case against three large online retailers to state court.

“Today’s decision to remand the case to state court will allow the issue to proceed through the state courts and up to the U.S. Supreme Court without an unnecessary jurisdictional burden.

“Retailers have long fought for a level playing field for the collection and remittance of online sales tax. We hope that the South Dakota case will provide the vehicle that Justice Kennedy requested for the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the outdated Quill physical presence rule.”

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017

Source: RILA

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