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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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[Kentucky, New York] Ex-Seneca Nation leader Bergal Mitchell sentenced to probation in golf course land deal

Arcara pointed to his cooperation with prosecutors, most notably in a fraud case involving untaxed overseas cigarettes in Kentucky. Mitchell testified at a trial that ended with several convictions and a $19 million judgment for the government.
Buffalo (NY) News
added Aug 12, 2016 20:09
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Indian Cigarette Maker Wins Partial Victory On New York State’s Claims ($$)

A Native American cigarette manufacturer was awarded summary judgment July 21 in New York federal court on most federal cigarette tax claims filed against it by the State of New York but lost summary judgment on state law claims for failure to sell unsta
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2016 03:33
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New York sues UPS for shipping untaxed cigarettes

“Cigarette taxes have been shown to deter smoking and this is especially true among the younger users who are so much more cost sensitive,” Schneiderman said. “Ten dollars or $5 per pack could be the difference between not smoking or a lifetime of danger
New York Post
added Feb 19, 2015 11:40
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[New York, Washington] NY sues Wash. company for selling untaxed smokes

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement the company sells and distributes its cigarettes in New York without shipping them to a state licensed stamping agent as required by New York tax laws. King Mountain is Indian-owned and is located on
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 23, 2012 14:08
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[Idaho, New York] High court weighing tribal cigarette sales

Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned cigarette wholesaler from a reservation in New York says the state has no jurisdiction to regulate the smokes it sends to the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.
The Spokesman-Review
added Dec 4, 2012 12:29
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[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.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38
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[Michigan] Tribe Urges Judge To Rethink Order In Tobacco Tax Challenge ($$)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is asking a Michigan federal judge to rethink his earlier ruling in favor of state tax authorities over claims involving tribal tobacco products, knocking his interpretation of a circuit court precedent.
Law360
added Jul 18, 2017 03:07
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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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