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    New York court nixes Indian cigarette sales tax cases
    by Skabewis
    Albany, New York (AP)

    New York’s top court has rejected prosecutors’ cases against two Indian-owned convenience stores in central New York for selling tax-free cigarettes.

    The Court of Appeals, divided 4-3, says the stores acquired by the Cayuga Indian Nation in 2003...
    05-18-2010, 04:09 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York appeals court halts Indian cigarette sales tax
    by Skabewis
    By Carolyn Thompson
    Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, New York (AP)

    The latest in a tangled series of state and federal court decisions has halted New York state’s plan to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers to non-Indian customers.

    A state...
    09-06-2010, 03:51 PM
  • Skabewis
    Judge rules against New York tribe in cigarettes case
    by Skabewis
    Auburn, New York (AP)

    The Cayuga Indian Nation cannot continue selling untaxed cigarettes to non-Indians at its two upstate New York stores, a state judge has ruled.

    In a decision released during late February, State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher said the Cayugas...
    02-24-2009, 03:35 PM
  • Skabewis
    Tribes return to court over New York cigarette tax
    by Skabewis
    Buffalo, New York (AP)

    A federal judge in Buffalo has extended a temporary order blocking tax collections on cigarettes sold by two New York Indian nations.

    Lawyers for the St. Regis Mohawk tribe of northern New York and the Unkechaugs of Long Island argued last week...
    11-03-2010, 01:25 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York court blocks prosecution of Cayugas for now
    by Skabewis
    Rochester, New York (AP)

    A state appeals court has ruled that the Cayuga Indian Nation cannot be criminally charged for not paying cigarette taxes at its central New York stores.

    The Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester granted the Cayugas’ request for a...
    01-30-2009, 09:30 AM



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