Native Cig Co. Says NY Judge Should Snuff Out State's Suit

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 9:36 PM EDT) -- King Mountain Tobacco Co. has opposed the state of New York's request that a federal court keep jurisdiction over the state's suit against the Native American tobacco maker, saying claims King Mountain might have resumed shipping illegal cigarettes to New York are "flatly wrong."

The state asked the court in June to grant it partial summary judgment on claims that King Mountain, which was founded by a member of the Yakama Nation in Washington, violated the federal Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act's reporting and registration requirements. But New York also asked the court to retain jurisdiction over certain claims in the...

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