Cayuga Nation weighs lawsuit after seized tobacco is returned
The Cayuga Nation might sue Cayuga County, New York, for spoiled tobacco products.

The tribe will examine 7,627 cartons of cigarettes that were seized by the county. The property was finally returned on Tuesday, nearly two years after the illegal raid.

"(The Cayugas) will have to evaluate the cigarettes to determine if they have been damaged and if the cigarettes can be sold or returned to the manufacturer,” attorney Lee Alcott told The Auburn Citizen.

The county purchased an insurance policy that could cover the costs of the lawsuit. The tribe's tobacco products were originally valued at $217,340.

Get the Story:
Two years later, Cayugas get their cigarettes back (The Auburn Citizen 11/17)

New York Court of Appeals Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. Gould (May 11, 2010)

New York Appellate Division Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. Gould (July 10, 2009)

New York Supreme Court Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. Gould (December 9, 2008)

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