Robin Greenhouse was quoted in an August 31 article published by Tax Analysts regarding the district court decision in United States v. Textron. The district court refused to enforce an IRS summons for the tax accrual workpapers of Textron Inc. and its subsidiaries, finding that the workpapers are protected by the work product privilege and that Textron didn’t waive that privilege by disclosing the documents to Ernst & Young, its independent auditor. Ms. Greenhouse said Textron was correctly decided and a significant win for taxpayers. “The long and the short of it is an issue of fairness. The court may have been influenced by fairness. That’s what really shows up on the last two pages of the opinion,” stated Ms. Greenhouse.