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Tribal Cigarette Distributor Can't Skirt Recordkeeping Rules ($$)

judge held Wednesday that Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act record keeping requirements apply to Native American entities, a blow for a group of tribally-owned cigarette distributors that sought a declaration that they do not have to comply with the r
Law360
added May 25, 2017 21:08
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[Washington] Federal Judge: Tribe’s Company Owes Government $6.4 Million In Assessments

A Native American tobacco company must pay the federal government more than $6.4 million in assessments under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (FETRA) that the company has not paid in the last four years, a Washington federal judge ruled
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 8, 2016 23:29
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[New York] NY authorities seek $872 mln fine on UPS for cigarette shipments

urged a federal judge on Wednesday to impose a fine of $872 million against United Parcel Service for delivering untaxed cigarettes from smoke shops on Indian reservations. The closing arguments came in a lawsuit over whether UPS illegally shipped more t
Reuters
added Nov 3, 2016 16:41
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THE CITY OF NEW YORK and THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Plaintiffs, -against- FEDEX GROUND PACKAGE SYSTEM, INC. and FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP., Defendants. (PDF)

Plaintiffs seek in this action to: i) enjoin further deliveries of cigarettes into the City and State by FedEx; ii) require FedEx to submit to oversight by a court-appointed Special Master empowered to monitor FedEx's tobacco deliveries and assure FedEx's
Tobacco On Trial
added Mar 31, 2014 13:39
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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
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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
Reuters
added Mar 31, 2014 10:41
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[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
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[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
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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
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[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
Law360
added Aug 31, 2016 16:49
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