UPDATED: Pizza Hut franchisee wins $67.4 million judgment against state


(Updated to include new statement from Bicknell)

The state was handed a $67.4 million tax bill Friday after the Kansas Supreme Court ended a 16-year tax dispute with a Florida man who at one point was the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee.

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday issued ruling in favor of Gene Bicknell and the estate of his late wife, Rita, who had battled the state Revenue Department for years over whether he owed state taxes when claiming to be a resident . . .


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