NY AG Targets Six Online Cigarette Vendors With Suits

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 3:07 PM EST) -- New York state's attorney general said Thursday that he is suing six online tobacco vendors, a legal move aimed at fighting a clandestine distribution channel for big tobacco.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said he had filed lawsuits against six website operators in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, blaming the sites for providing teens illegal access to cigarettes and depriving the state of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue.

The suits strike a blow at Big Tobacco,...
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