USA Today tax service provider Ryan sues for defamation | Company

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2022–

Ryanone of the world’s leading providers of tax services and software, announced that it had filed a lawsuit against its former client, USA today. After Ryan saved Gannett Co., Inc., the parent company of USA todayover $2 million in taxes, the lawsuit alleges that Gannett committed fraud and illegally pocketed a portion of Ryan’s fees. USA today misrepresented Ryan’s business to USA today readers. All while concealing Gannett’s business relationship with his tax service provider.

Key points of the petition

  • USA today concealed and distorted facts that show that Ryan works strictly within the law and that the courts have ruled in his favor on the tax refunds that USA today wrongly claimed were frivolous and corrupt.
  • Ryan tried to work with USA today for months to correct the file, without any relief.
  • The trial aims to set the record straight; recover significant lost profits that Ryan has and will suffer due to USA today defamatory statements; and hold the newspaper accountable for its willful, malicious and illegal conduct.
  • USA today committed demonstrable violations of its own “Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms” by disregarding sound journalistic principles to a global online audience through its defamatory multimedia campaign against Ryan.

Ryan’s comment

“We couldn’t sit idly by and allow a big news agency to misrepresent our business,” said Ryan President and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “We are exceptionally proud of the legitimate tax savings we have achieved for our global customers, including USA today the parent company of, Gannett Co., Inc.”

It is important to note that, despite USA today Misleading and Defamatory Statements—Ryan has committed no wrongdoing and has, in fact, conducted its business in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards. To suggest otherwise is factually and legally incorrect.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax software and services provider, is the world’s largest firm dedicated exclusively to corporate taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, advisory, advocacy, compliance and technology. Ryan is a 10-time recipient of the Customer Service Institute of America’s (CSIA) International Service Excellence Award for his commitment to world-class customer service. Strong in dynamics myRyan work environment widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 3,500 professionals and associates serves more than 18,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the largest Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Company” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of Ryan International’s member companies, each of which is a separate legal entity.

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PUBLISHED: 06/14/2022 11:51 AM/DISC: 06/14/2022 11:51 AM

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