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[Washington] BIA Says Court Can’t Hear Wash. Eviction Notice Suit ($$)

Bureau of Indian Affairs renewed its bid Friday to toss a suit in Washington federal court over alleged eviction proceedings instituted against the tenants of a disputed off-reservation property... ... parties to evict them from the former site of a Puyal
Law360
added Dec 1, 2015 01:19
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Protest of Subsidies for Tobacco Growers Fizzles

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. brought a lawsuit in Washington based on their contention that the CCC overcharges them. They say that, by excluding illegal cigarette sales, CCC underestimates the size of the overall domestic ma
Courthouse News
added Sep 21, 2015 19:54
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[Canada] Tobacco company president not guilty of importing smokes to Alberta reserve

The president of a tobacco company from Mohawk territory in Quebec has been found not guilty of importing millions of cigarettes without a licence for resale to a central Alberta reserve. Robbie Dickson of Rainbow Tobacco G.P. was convicted in provincial
Canadian Press
added Jun 5, 2015 05:37
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[Canada] Cigarette president not guilty of importing tobacco to Alberta reserve

The president of a tobacco company from Mohawk territory in Quebec has been found not guilty of importing millions of cigarettes without a licence for resale to a central Alberta reserve. Robbie Dickson of Rainbow Tobacco G.P. was convicted in provincial
Canadian Press
added Jun 3, 2015 17:00
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[Washington] In new King Mountain lawsuit, USDA seeks $6.3 million in tobacco assessments

The case is the latest in a series in which King Mountain, owned by Yakama businessman Delbert Wheeler, has disputed state and federal taxes and financial regulations on the grounds that the Yakama Nation’s treaty rights shield the business from those re
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Mar 13, 2015 22:07
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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 Expands Fight on Smuggled Cigarettes With UPS Suit

Separately, Schneiderman has pushed major pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products and urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to intensify regulation of e-cigarettes.
Bloomberg News
added Feb 19, 2015 09:05
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[Washington] Tribal Cigarette Co. Takes Tobacco Fund Feud To High Court ($$)

King Mountain Tobacco Co. Inc. said that an 1855 treaty between the Yakama and the federal government bars the state from forcing it to pay into an escrow fund set up for cigarette manufacturers that...
Law360
added Feb 7, 2015 03:31
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[Washington] Tobacco, taxes and treaty rights: In pursuit of a cigarette empire

Wheeler, owner of King Mountain Tobacco, argues that cigarettes manufactured on tribal land are shielded from state and federal tobacco taxes by the Yakama Nation’s treaty. The company stopped making federal excise tax payments in 2011 but has since resu
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Oct 26, 2014 20:13
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[Washington] AUDIO: $58 Million Judgment Adds To Woes Of Cigarette Maker On Yakama Reservation

Treasury Department went after King Mountain Tobacco Company for federal cigarette taxes unpaid since 2009. The cigarette factory is owned by a Yakama tribal member. The company's lawyers and the tribal government insist the reservation-based business is
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Sep 8, 2014 11:36
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