Gilbert Hyatt displays one of his micro computer chips in his La Palma home August 30, 1990. After winning court battles over patents, Hyatt moved to Nevada to escape state income taxes on his patent royalties.
Gilbert Hyatt displays one of his micro computer chips in his La Palma home August 30, 1990. After winning court battles over patents, Hyatt moved to Nevada to escape state income taxes on his patent royalties. Ron Wurzer Associated Press file
Gilbert Hyatt displays one of his micro computer chips in his La Palma home August 30, 1990. After winning court battles over patents, Hyatt moved to Nevada to escape state income taxes on his patent royalties. Ron Wurzer Associated Press file
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Dan Walters: California’s income tax refugees get shield

April 19, 2016 02:04 PM

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