United States of America v. United Tax Team, Incorporated et al
ORDER Granting Plaintiff Leave to File a First Amended Complaint. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HRya)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Case No. 23-cv-10806
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
UNITED TAX TEAM, INC., et al.,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF
LEAVE TO FILE A FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
On April 7, 2023, the United States of America filed this civil action against
Defendants United Tax Team, Inc., Glen Hurst, Alicia Qualls, Alicia Bishop, Tenisha
Green, Michael Turner, and Constance Stewart (the “Defendants”). (See Compl., ECF No.
1.) The Government seeks an injunction barring the Defendants from engaging in the
business of preparing federal tax returns, as well as an order requiring the Defendants to
disgorge the allegedly ill-gotten gains they derived from their alleged preparation of false
federal tax returns. (See id., PageID.2.)
On May 17, 2023, Defendant Glen Hurst filed a motion to dismiss the Government’s
claims against him under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). (See Hurst Mot., ECF
No. 6.) Hurst argues that the Government has not alleged sufficient facts to establish his
liability on any of the claims asserted in the Complaint.
Without expressing any view regarding the merits of the motion to dismiss, the
Court grants the Government the opportunity to file a First Amended Complaint in order
to remedy the alleged deficiencies in its allegations identified in Defendant Hurst’s motion
to dismiss. The Court does not anticipate allowing the Government another opportunity to
amend the complaint to add factual allegations that it could now include in its First
Amended Complaint. Simply put, this is the Government’s opportunity to amend its
allegations to cure the alleged deficiencies in its claims.
By no later than June 2, 2023, the Government shall file a notice on the docket in
this action notifying the Court and Hurst whether it will amend the Complaint. If the
Government provides notice that it will be filing a First Amended Complaint, it shall file
that amended pleading by no later than June 16, 2023. If the Government provides notice
that it will not be filing a First Amended Complaint, it shall respond to Defendant Hurst’s
motion to dismiss by no later than June 16, 2023.
Finally, if the Government provides notice that it will be filing a First Amended
Complaint, the Court will terminate without prejudice Defendant Hurst’s currentlypending motion to dismiss as moot. Hurst (and any other Defendant) may re-file a motion
to dismiss directed at the First Amended Complaint if he believes that such a motion is
appropriate after reviewing that pleading.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: May 19, 2023
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or
counsel of record on May 19, 2023, by electronic means and/or ordinary mail.
s/Holly A. Ryan
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