When Florida slapped Bob Sherin's software company with a monstrous $45,000 tax bill in 1976, the small-business owner went ballistic. Until then, his upstart industry had been exempt from state sales tax. But he couldn't find a lawyer to take his case. Instead, Sherin camped out in a law library for several months and then argued on his own behalf. The battle broke up his marriage, he says,... More >>>