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Marin District Taxes on Landmark Homeowners Declared Illegal – Judge’s Order Provides Homeowners 39% Tax Relief

By Burg Simpson

September 9, 2013  

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. has a won a unique victory on behalf of homeowners at the Landmark Towers in Greenwood Village, Colorado in the case of Landmark Towers Association, Inc., et al. v Marin Metro District; Colorado Bondshares et al. Arapahoe County. Case Number: 11CV1076.

In the first decision of its kind, under the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, more commonly known as TABOR, taxes collected by the Marin District from Landmark homeowners and residents were declared illegal by Senior District Court Judge, Donald W. Marshall.

Judge Marshall also ruled that Landmark homeowners will no longer be required to pay taxes to the Marin District (a tax relief of over 39% in real terms) and that the Marin District must refund taxes to homeowners in an amount estimated to be in excess of $1 Million. The Landmark Towers Association was represented by Burg Simpson attorneys David P. Hersh and Brian K. Matise.

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