UPS must face New York lawsuit over illegal cigarette shipments

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS must face New York lawsuit over illegal cigarette shipments - Reuters

    A federal judge said New York State and New York City may pursue a lawsuit accusing United Parcel Service Inc of illegally delivering more than 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state, depriving them of millions of dollars in taxes.

    U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan rejected UPS' argument that the lawsuit, which sought more than $181 million of damages and penalties, did not properly allege that it delivered contraband cigarettes to unauthorized recipients, or did so deliberately.

    "The amended complaint alleges that UPS knowingly delivered enormous quantities of unstamped, untaxed cigarettes to persons throughout the United States, including the State and the City," Forrest wrote on Wednesday. "That is sufficient."
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    that one will sting a bit.
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Don't they usually buy their way out?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and they will again....
  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    That's their mentality, they think their god and cant be defeated. I bet they have so many lawsuits against them its not even funny. I guess when you have unlimited cash flow you can buy your way out of anything I guess lol. They need to be taught a lesson that they cant just do whatever they want when they want.
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I'm surprised UPS wasn't more careful. After NY hit FedEx for the same thing it was a no brainer they would look to squeeze UPS next.