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[Michigan] Keweenaw Tribe Defends Claims In Tobacco Seizure Case

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked a Michigan federal judge on Thursday to reject a bid by state officials to kill two claims over the seizure of a tribe-owned truck carrying tobacco products and the resulting prosecution, saying those allegations in a w
Law360
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[California] Injunction, Civil Penalty For Illicit Cigarette Sales On Indian Land Upheld ($$)

A California court correctly imposed a $765,000 civil penalty against a man for illegal cigarette sales at two smoke shops on Indian land because neither federal law nor tribal sovereignty preempts the state’s regulation and enforcement of its laws regard
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 19, 2017 21:33
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[New York] Chamber Urges 2nd Circ. To Trim UPS Penalty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reverse an order from a federal judge in New York slapping UPS with $237 million in penalties for helping move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, arguing that the amount is unconstitu
Law360
added Oct 17, 2017 18:07
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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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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes

A California appeals court on Thursday 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 stat
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 01:37
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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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[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 14:11
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[Washington] Tribe Immune From Counterclaims In $90M Tax Row: 9th Circ. ($$)

tossed counterclaims against the Quinault Indian Nation brought by the estate of a deceased tribal member in response to the tribe’s now-dismissed $90 million lawsuit over unpaid cigarette taxes, ruling that the counterclaims are barred by the tribe’s sov
Law360
added Sep 4, 2017 11:54
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South Dakota Federal Judge Denies Motion To Amend Religious Tobacco Use Order ($$)

denied a motion brought by a group of plaintiffs seeking to increase the amount of tobacco used in a religious mixture for Native American religious ceremonies in prison after finding that the amount the court already allowed was sufficient for religious
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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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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