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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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[Washington] IRS Wins $60M Tobacco Tax Suit, Must Credit Seized Assets ($$)

Washington federal court on Thursday shot down a Native American cigarette producer's defense against paying about $60 million in excise taxes but also told the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to clarify how it will credit toward that repayment assets it al
Law360
added Aug 29, 2014 19:50
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[New York] R.J. Reynolds suit challenges tribes over cigarette fees

Reynolds and another firm challenge the Agriculture Department’s failure to collect Tobacco Trust Fund fees from two tribal cigarette manufacturers in particular. Money is at stake, and more. “Certainly, it’s a matter of significant importance,” R.J. Rey
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 16, 2014 15:04
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[New York, Oklahoma] VIDEO: Feds, Cayuga-Seneca tribe reach settlement

The legal brouhaha pitted tribe against tribe, with the Cayuga Nation claiming that the Oklahoma-based tribe had no legal authority to sell untaxed cigarettes. Officials with the Seneca-Cayuga tribe contended that they too have a sovereign foothold in Ne
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Jun 13, 2014 11:14
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Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds $47.7 million judgment against cigarette seller

About 600 million contraband cigarettes were sold in the state before the lawsuit was filed, according to the ruling. Native Wholesale Supply “purposefully targeted the Oklahoma cigarette market and reaped the economic benefit of selling cigarettes in O
The Oklahoman
added Jun 10, 2014 23:09
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Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds $47.7 million award to state over sale of contraband cigarettes

The ruling from the state's highest court was against Native Wholesale Supply, a company chartered by the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma. The state Attorney General's Office had requested the judgment be deposited into the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endo
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 19:23
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Justices Bar Michigan From Suing Tribe Over Casino

Michigan may not sue an Indian tribe to shut down a casino opened far from the tribe’s reservation...The ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in dissent, “renders the tribes largely litigation-proof” for activities as varied as gambling, cigarette sales,
New York Times
added May 28, 2014 14:09
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The Morning Risk Report: FedEx Caught in New York Tobacco Tax Fight ($$)

The case illustrates the risk to companies that serve as business conduits when enforcement agencies have been frustrated in their attempts to curb the trade in question.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 1, 2014 11:29
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[New York] 'Cigarette Strike Force' Coming For Your Illegal, Untaxed Cigarettes

Cuomo's planning on cracking down on tobacco smugglers, and he's assembling a massive, 13-agency "Cigarette Strike Force" to accomplish this mission. The announcement of this task force follows news of a massive lawsuit lobbied against FedEx by Attorney G
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Mar 31, 2014 23:28
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