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FedEx Lawsuit Over Untaxed Cigarettes Joined by New York State

New York State joined a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by New York City contending FedEx Corp. (FDX:US) wrongly delivered more than 140 tons of untaxed cigarettes ordered over the Internet or by mail. The deliveries were made in defiance of a 2006 a
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Mar 31, 2014 10:48
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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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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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[Idaho, New York] Attorney generals fear federal retreat on tribal tobacco tax enforcement

millions of dollars in annual tax revenues are hanging in the balance. The law in question is the PACT — Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, enacted in 2010. The law requires all interstate sellers of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to register and
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Mar 25, 2014 14:21
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[Washington] Federal judge says tribal tobacco company owes up to $60M taxes

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled the Yakama Nation’s treaty rights don’t exempt a tribal cigarette manufacturer from having to pay federal tobacco excise taxes. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau last year asserted that King Mountain
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Jan 29, 2014 18:44
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[Oklahoma] Arbitration panel sides with state over tribes in dispute over tobacco compact

A three-member arbitration panel ruled in favor of the governor's office Friday in a dispute with two Oklahoma-based tribes about the state's tobacco compact. Steve Mullins, an attorney for Gov. Mary Fallin, said the unanimous rulings against the Absent
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 28, 2013 00:37
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New York Tribes Continue to Violate Federal Tobacco Laws

The 2009 Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act was expected to end (or sharply reduce) mail order deliveries ... after the law was enacted and major delivery companies (FedEx, UPS) agreed to end cigarette deliveries, some reservation-based distributors tu
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 5, 2013 10:51
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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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[Nebraska, New York] State court upholds seizure of untaxed cigarettes

A midlevel court on Thursday upheld the seizure of a truckload of untaxed cigarettes in northern New York, a shipment that was ordered by an Indian tribe in Nebraska from a manufacturer on the St. Regis Mohawk reservation. The four Appellate Division ju
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2013 03:54
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[New York] Court Rules On Untaxed Cigarette Seizure

St. Regis Mohawk tribal officials had no immediate comment on a state Appellate Court ruling upholding the January 2012 seizure of a truckload of untaxed cigarettes by state police in St. Lawrence County. The Appellate Court judges reversed a July 2012
WWNY-TV/WNYF-TV (Watertown, NY)
added Oct 25, 2013 03:40
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