A federal court has denied for a second time H&R Block’s attempt to prevent Intuit from airing two TV commercials for TurboTax that poke fun at part-time tax preparers who work for retail tax chains like Block.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, based in Block’s hometown of Kansas City, rejected Block’s request Monday for a preliminary injunction against the TV ads. The same court had rejected a similar request in January (see H&R Block Loses Lawsuit Trying to Stop Intuit TV Ads). In one ad, a shopper in a women’s clothing department is greeted affectionately by a store employee who remembers doing her taxes the previous week.
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