A federal judge has turned down Jackson Hewitt's request to have a class-action lawsuit dismissed against the company and some of its franchises.

The plaintiffs, Dana Watts and Yadira Mosquera, alleged deceptive pricing practices in the sale of tax prep services at a Jackson Hewitt franchise in Brooklyn. They complained that they were deceived by misleading minimum prices and were overcharged by undisclosed fees hidden in their non-itemized bill.

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