Hartley LLP attorneys represented thousands of medical students who conducted their residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), one of the largest hospitals in the country.  The complaints alleged that from 1995 to 2001 NYP took FICA taxes out of the residents’ paychecks, which deductions were improper for students under a retroactive 2010 IRS rule. When NYP residents asked NYP to file refund requests with the IRS, as every other hospital in the country was doing, the residents learned that NYP had negotiated away its right to request a refund or return of the FICA taxes it had taken from residents’ paychecks as part of a settlement NYP made with the IRS in an unrelated dispute. Hartley LLP attorneys negotiated a settlement that got each of the residents a significant portion of their FICA taxes back from NYP.