A tie vote from the Supreme Court means California officials can be hauled into a Nevada state court to face allegations in a long-running tax dispute with a Nevada inventor.
But on a separate issue in the case, the justices ruled 6-2 that Nevada can't award damages greater than what California or Nevada law would allow. The court threw out a $1 million judgment awarded to Gilbert Hyatt over allegations that California's tax agency invaded his privacy and committed fraud.
It was the third time the court has deadlocked 4-4 since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Hyatt is a former California resident who claims he moved to Las Vegas in 1991, just before collecting...