Judge: New York May Seek Discovery From Owner Of Native American Tobacco Company

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT) -- CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — The State of New York may seek discovery aimed at establishing personal jurisdiction over the owner of a Native American tobacco manufacturer, a federal magistrate judge ruled Feb. 26 (State of New York v. Mountain Tobacco Co., et al., No. 12-6276, E.D. N.Y.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24966).

(Order available. Document #04-150318-007R.)

In a suit filed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in December 2012, the state alleges that Mountain Tobacco Co., a corporation formed under the...
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