DALLAS -- Two Oklahoma taxpayers have withdrawn a lawsuit to recover damages from bond firms and others that profited from a controversial cash-management program after the Oklahoma City school board approved a resolution to refuse to pay arbitrage profits to the Internal Revenue Service.

"We feel it was both fair and necessary to withdraw the suit at this time," said Larry Patton, the attorney who represented the two taxpayers. "The ball is in the court of the Internal Revenue Service."

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