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[New York] A.G. Schneiderman Announces $70 Million Lawsuit Against Fedex For Illegally Shipping 80 Million Untaxed Cigarettes To Consumers

Investigation Finds Shipping Giant Made Nearly 33K Illegal Shipments Of Cigarettes To Consumers In New York State Since 2006; Lawsuit Seeks An Additional $165M In Penalties
New York State Attorney General
added Mar 31, 2014 10:55

New York state joins NYC in suing FedEx for shipping untaxed cigarettes

An amended complaint filed on Sunday included the State of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman among the plaintiffs, and sought more than $239 million in damages and penalties. The New York state alleged that FedEx knowingly shipped nearly 400,0
added Mar 31, 2014 10:41

[Washington] Court shoots down Yakama tobacco company lawsuit

A tobacco company owned by a Yakama Nation tribal member must pay into an escrow account established under a 1998 settlement with big tobacco companies, a federal judge has ruled.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 9, 2013 02:15

[New York] KADER: Decision in Favor of Winnebago Tribe Was Overdue

resulted in the order to the New York state troopers to return all seized tobacco products back to the rightful owners. Namely, HCI Distributors, Inc, owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
Indian Country Today
added Jun 30, 2012 05:41

[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes ($$)

held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump state regulations in this case.
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38

New York Prevails over UPS in Indian Country Smokes Case

The fundamental reason why plaintiffs are entitled to summary judgment and defendant is not is that when UPS was transporting unstamped cigarettes (how many is “TBD”), it was transporting contraband. Pre-amendment § 471 confirms that stamps were required
Turtle Talk (Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University blog)
added Sep 14, 2016 02:59

[Washington] 1855 Treaty Exempts Tribe From Tobacco Tax, 9th Circ. Told ($$)

An Indian tribe argued to the Ninth Circuit Tuesday that a Washington federal court wrongly ignored a 160-year-old treaty when it determined that a tribe-member-owned tobacco company on tribal land was still subject to a federal product tax. Counsel for
added Aug 31, 2016 16:49

[Washington] Feds Rip Tribal Cig Co.'s Bid To Block $6.4M Over Discovery ($$)

government continued to press a Washington federal judge on Tuesday to make Native American-owned King Mountain Tobacco Co. Inc. cough up more than $6.4 million in payments under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act, blasting the company's arguments
added Aug 18, 2016 19:15

[New York] NY Fights FedEx's Bid To Trim Cigarette Tax Suit ($$)

Prosecutors from the city and state of New York urged a federal court Monday to deny FedEx Inc.'s bid to nix part of a lawsuit alleging the parcel carrier made illegal shipments of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations, arguing the claim th
added Jul 19, 2016 18:05

[New York] FedEx Isn't Turning Over Tobacco Shipping Records, NY Says ($$)

The city and state of New York accused FedEx of refusing to turn over documents they say are crucial to supporting their claims that the courier is illegally shipping untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations, according to a letter filed in cou
added Jul 7, 2016 23:06
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