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[Oklahoma] State, Muscogee (Creek) Nation sign tobacco compact

Gov. Mary Fallin and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger on Friday signed a tobacco compact between the state of Oklahoma and the Creek Nation
Edmond (OK) Sun
added Aug 25, 2012 13:33
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Oklahoma, Creek Nation sign tobacco compact

The agreement settles a lawsuit over the practice of Creek Nation tribal stores in Oklahoma erroneously selling cigarettes with a cheaper tax stamp.
The Oklahoman
added Aug 25, 2012 12:04
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[New York] Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

The judgment, which could cost the wholesalers up to $15 million in penalties, was the latest victory in a battle that the city and state have waged for years to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian-owned businesses to non-Indians.
New York Times
added Aug 24, 2012 01:14
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[New York] Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled last week that two tobacco wholesalers illegally skirted paying millions of dollars in taxes by selling truckloads of untaxed cigarettes to retailers on an American Indian reservation on Long Island, which then resold them in the ci
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2012 14:07
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New York City wins ruling over untaxed cigarettes

The lawsuit claimed that they violated the ContrTwo tobacco wholesalers are on the hook for failing to prepay taxes on cigarettes sold to retailers on Native American reservations, a federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled.
Thomson Reuters
added Aug 23, 2012 13:56
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[Washington] Tobacco Tax Case Against Tribes Running on Fumes

Native American tribes in Washington have monopolistic control over cigarette taxes, smoke shop owners and customers argued in a 9th Circuit hearing. The Puyallup and Colville Tribes have an agreement with the state allowing the tribes to collect ta
Courthouse News
added Aug 11, 2012 15:25
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[Canada] Class-action suit filed over First Nations tobacco tax

“I hate to lead myself into doing things that aren’t profitable and I hope to be pleasantly surprised, but I’d be shocked if this turns into anything profitable,” said lawyer Tony Merchant about the class-action lawsuit filed Monday against the Saskatche
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jul 28, 2012 06:51
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[New Zealand] Henare disputes risks of pregnant women smoking

National MP Tau Henare has disputed the risks of pregnant women smoking and has described smokers as "the new lepers".
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 25, 2012 23:46
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[South Dakota] Inmates gain ally in fight to use tobacco in ceremonies

The U.S. Department of Justice is siding with Native American inmates who sued the state in 2009 after they were barred from smoking tobacco in religious ceremonies at the state penitentiary.
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Jul 17, 2012 05:16
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[South Dakota] DOJ supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit

The Justice Department, in a brief filed late Friday, said the state's position runs contrary to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and U.S. Supreme Court precedent. "The court should decline this invitation to determine the import
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 16, 2012 18:10
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