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Judge Forrest Awards Almost $250 Million to New York State and City in UPS Cigarette Tax Case

Judge Forrest awarded over $165 million to plaintiff New York State and over $81 million to plaintiff New York City for their claims that UPS failed to prevent the shipment of untaxed cigarettes using its parcel service (see our previous coverage here).  Judge Forrest awarded damages under both a previous Assurance of Discontinuance agreed to … Continue Reading

Judge Forrest Partially Rejects “Lack of Enforcement” Defense in UPS Cigarette Tax Action

In a wide-ranging opinion yesterday, Judge Forrest passed judgment on a slew of defenses asserted by UPS in a breach of contract action brought by the City and State of New York.  The action seeks to enforce the terms of an Assurance of Discontinuance (“AOD”) whereby UPS agreed to comply with City and State laws regarding … Continue Reading

SDNY Blog Returns as Steptoe Blog

The SDNY Blog is relaunching as a publication of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.  We expect to post several times a week on decisions and other developments in the Southern District of New York.  You can find us right here at www.sdnyblog.com, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Here’s a quick summary of what’s been happening in the Southern … Continue Reading
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