NEW YORK, March 24 A federal judge on Friday
said United Parcel Service Inc is liable for having
illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed
cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of
millions of dollars of taxes.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the
state and city are entitled to compensatory damages and fines,
in amounts to be determined later. She also said they are not
entitled to injunctive relief or the appointment of a monitor.
Forrest issued her 218-page decision after a non-jury trial
held in September.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by James