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Cigarette tax suit against UPS to go forward

A federal court declined to dismiss a lawsuit by New York authorities against UPS that contends the logistics company knowingly shipped untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to customers, the Associated Press said.

US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest denied a motion by UPS to dismiss the suit, reportedly saying there were issues that should be decided at trial. New York filed the suit in 2014, and is alleging the shipper handled about 700,000 cartons of between 2010 and 2014 in violation of an agreement with the state to stop, the AP said.

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