There are numerous places in the Taz where R' David HaLevi Segal criticizes the opinions and writings of the R' Joel Sirkis (Bach) - who just so happened to be his father-in-law. See for example the last Taz in Ta'arovos.

Is there any record of the Bach responding to the Taz's criticisms? Either in his works, or works of others?

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    Was he still alive when Taz was published?
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 13:31
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    Good point. I got mixed up on the dates. Seems like Taz was published posthumously. Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 13:38
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    Maybe he would have put out a book before the taz came out called 'strange things my son in law told me at the shabbos table and why he's wrong'.
    – user6591
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 18:07

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I don't know of anywhere where the Bach sets out to address criticisms from the Taz, but he does mention/quote him on a number of occasions.

  • Yoreh Deiah siman 147
  • Shu"t (yeshanos) siman 74
  • Shu"t (yeshanos) siman 93
  • Shu"t (yeshanos) siman 94

Additionally, two of the Bach's teshuvos are to the Taz.

  • Shu"t (yeshanos) siman 113
  • Shu"t (chadashos) siman 54

(Perhaps there are others as well, for either category?)

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    Seems more like a comment to DoubleAA than an answer. Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 1:49

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