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    Lincoln, Nebraska (AP)

    The state of Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against an American Indian tobacco company over escrow payments that the business is required to pay under the 1998 tobacco settlement.

    The lawsuit filed early Febuary in Lancaster County District Court said the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma failed to pay $53,000 into an escrow account in the state’s name. The money due was based on the Seneca-Cayuga Tribal Tobacco Corp.’s 2003 in-state sales, which amounted to an estimated 3.6 million cigarettes mainly through its Skydancer and Silverton brands.

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