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[New York] 2009 federal law didn't halt cigarette deliveries from NY Indian tribes, shipping records show

As recently as last spring, one group of about 20 website operators on Seneca Nation territory was still delivering 1.7 tons of untaxed cigarettes a week to destinations around the U.S., according to shipping records obtained by lawyers for New York City
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2013 14:33
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[Washington] Cigarette maker may face $30M tax bill

A Yakama tribal cigarette manufacturer could be on the hook for some $30 million in federal tobacco taxes under a recent federal court ruling. Delbert Wheeler, owner of King Mountain Tobacco in White Swan, along with the Yakama Nation, sought an order i
Vancouver (WA) Columbian
added Feb 22, 2013 10:49
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[New York, Washington] A.G. Schneiderman Sues Major Dealer Of Contraband Cigarettes King Mountain Tobacco Co.

8,000 Cartons Of Cigarettes Found In Truck Without Required Tax Stamp Means Potential Tax Loss To State Of $365K; Also Contraband Cigarette Sales On Long Island A.G. Schneiderman: Illegal Sales of Cheap, Untaxed Cigarettes Are A Major Public Health Hazar
New York State Attorney General
added Dec 23, 2012 23:47
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[Washington] Tobacco Tax Case Against Tribes Running on Fumes

Native American tribes in Washington have monopolistic control over cigarette taxes, smoke shop owners and customers argued in a 9th Circuit hearing. The Puyallup and Colville Tribes have an agreement with the state allowing the tribes to collect ta
Courthouse News
added Aug 11, 2012 15:25
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[Canada, USA] GRE suing federal government

In an ironic twist, the biggest manufacturer of Native cigarettes in Canada is suing the federal government for $3 billion for failing to stop the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers. The lawsuit, filed in the Ontario Court of Appeal at the e
Brantford (Ont) Expositor (ca)
added Jul 17, 2017 13:08
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[New York] SENECA NATION OF INDIANS v. PATERSON

this Court again finds that the amendments at issue in this case do not unconstitutionally burden plaintiffs' right of tribal sovereignty and therefore denies plaintiffs' request for a declaratory judgment regarding this issue.
Leagle
added Jan 26, 2017 19:37
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New York Seeks More Than $800 Million From UPS Over Cigarettes

UPS cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue by delivering smokes to private residences and unauthorized sellers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims. The cheaper cigarettes attract young people who are disproportionately lured to
Bloomberg News
added Sep 26, 2016 17:44
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New York Federal Judge Grants Partial Judgment On RICO Claims For UPS ($$)

because the plaintiffs have not presented enough evidence to show that UPS “participated in a RICO enterprise under governing precedent” by shipping untaxed cigarettes (
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 10, 2016 19:36
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[New York] UPS Escapes Racketeering Claims In Cigarette Tax Suit ($$)

A New York federal judge threw out allegations that UPS had conspired with its customers to ship untaxed cigarettes from Native American organizations, saying in an order Tuesday that New York government officials had failed to provide enough evidence to
Law360
added Aug 10, 2016 19:07
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[New York] UPS Can't Dodge NY Untaxed Cigarettes Suit ($$)

UPS can’t duck claims alleging it illegally shipped huge quantities of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations, a New York federal judge ruled Friday, rejecting the package carrier’s claim that it was exempt from federal and state laws agains
Law360
added Jun 14, 2016 16:01
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