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[Washington] 9th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Counterclaims In Tobacco Taxes Suit ($$)

upheld a district court decision to dismiss counterclaims against an Indian tribe in a tobacco tax lawsuit after finding that the counterclaims are barred by sovereign immunity (Quinault Indian Nation v. Mary Linda Pearson, No. 15-35263, 9th Cir., 2017 U.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:28
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[New York] Judge Allows Couple’s Refund Claim To Proceed Based On Treaty Language

A New York couple can continue their pursuit of a refund for federal income tax and penalties paid for the sale of gravel from their Indian reservation property based on a liberal construction of two treaties, a New York federal judge held Aug. 4 in denyi
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 8, 2017 20:33
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[Michigan] Mich. Tribe Loses Some Claims In Tobacco Tax Challenge ($$)

he Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has lost out on some of its claims against Michigan tax authorities after a federal judge ruled that the state’s seizures of and tax levies on tobacco products fell in line with prior court rulings. U.S. District Judge Pa
Law360
added Jul 3, 2017 18:24
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[New York] Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

“A very significant award” was necessary because of the public health hazard posed by cigarettes and as a deterrent to future bad conduct, said Judge Katherine B. Forrest of Federal District Court in Manhattan. In her opinion, Judge Forrest wrote that th
New York Times
added May 27, 2017 17:45
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[Nebraska] Judge: Tribes Must Follow Cigarette Trafficking Act’s Record-Keeping Regulations ($$)

The record-keeping provisions of the Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act (CCTA) applies to tribal entities for tobacco sales on as well as off the reservation, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled May 24 (Ho-Chunk, Inc., et al. v. Jeff Sessions, i
Lexis Nexis
added May 27, 2017 17:26
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[Washington] Tribe Members' Suit Over Cig Sale Prosecutions Gets Nixed ($$)

A Washington federal judge on Thursday freed three law enforcement agents from a suit with which Native American tribe members had attempted to block criminal prosecution for illegal cigarette sales on tribal land, marking the dismissal of the last remain
Law360
added May 13, 2017 00:01
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[Washington] Feds Move To Get Agents Out Of Tribe’s Cigarette Sales Row ($$)

asked a Washington judge Thursday to dismiss the remaining defendants in litigation brought by four Native American tribes seeking to block criminal prosecution for illegal cigarette sales on Indian land, saying two state agents have immunity since they a
Law360
added Apr 15, 2017 17:08
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[New York] FedEx Can Seek Documents On Illegal Cigarette Shipping ($$)

FedEx can seek documents from New York City it believes may shield the company from claims it illegally and knowingly delivered untaxed cigarettes from a Long Island Native American reservation to the Big Apple, a New York federal judge has ruled. The Tu
Law360
added Feb 18, 2017 00:14
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[New York] FedEx Bid To Compel Tobacco Suit Discovery Searches Nixed ($$)

Officials in New York suing Federal Express for allegedly making illegal shipments of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations will not have to perform what they termed burdensome records searches for the names of three reservations under scru
Law360
added Nov 8, 2016 23:24
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[New York, Washington] Native-Owned Tobacco Co. Says NY Can’t Appeal Cig Ruling ($$)

A Native American-owned tobacco maker urged a New York federal judge Thursday to block the state of New York from appealing her recent decision granting the company a partial victory when she cleared it of most federal trafficking claims. King Mountain
Law360
added Sep 2, 2016 21:43
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