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New York City files suit against tobacco retailer on Seneca Nation

New York City filed a lawsuit in federal court against a tobacco retailer based on the Seneca Nation.

The lawsuit accuses Robert and Marcia Gordon of selling tax-free cigarettes to non-Indians. The couple previously accepted orders over the Internet but is currently not functioning.

The Gordons went to federal court last year to halt the enforcement of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, or the PACT Act. Judge Royce Lamberth granted a preliminary injunction but it's being appealed.

Get the Story:
NYC sues Seneca cigarette dealer (AP 6/20)

District Court Decision:
Gordon v. Holder (December 5, 2011)

Related Stories:
Judge Lamberth blocks tax provisions in Seneca PACT Act case (12/6)

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