Retroactive Tax Laws Muddying Businesses' Future Decisions

According to Mardiros “Marty” Dakessian of Dakessian Law Ltd., the justices dropped the ball on
offering clarity on a longstanding issue that has left businesses vulnerable to the “dangerous”
possibility of states overturning court decisions through legislative action.

“Michigan has undermined the rule of law in their own state,” Dakessian said. “In my opinion, by
taking this sort of drastic measure, they have shaken the foundation of the judicial system and
reasonable expectations on the part of taxpayers doing business in their state. This is very, very
serious, and I thought the Supreme Court would look at it with the same level of gravity that I and
others were looking at it.”

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