New York Seeking $180M In Lawsuit Accusing UPS Of Shipping Untaxed Cigarettes

New York Seeking $180M In Lawsuit Accusing UPS Of Shipping Untaxed Cigarettes

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A new lawsuit filed by the state of New York and New York City is accusing United Parcel Service of shipping more than 136 million contrabands cigarettes across the state in the last five years. Those smokes are worth a lot of tax dollars — about $5 million for NYC and $30 million for the state — and as such, the lawsuit is seeking $180 million in damages and penalties.

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Supreme Court Agrees: Cigarette Warning Labels Don’t Violate Big Tobacco’s Free Speech

Supreme Court Agrees: Cigarette Warning Labels Don’t Violate Big Tobacco’s Free SpeechFor the last several years, the tobacco industry has been fighting a federal law that requires, among other restrictions, cigarette manufacturers to place graphic warning labels on packaging. Big Tobacco may need to finally get with the program, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the companies’ challenge to the law on the grounds that it violates their First Amendment rights.

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