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D.C. Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal In Cigarette Sales Suit ($$)

affirmed a lower court order dismissing a complaint alleging that Philip Morris USA Inc. violated the terms of a contract by overcharging military exchanges for cigarettes because the transactions “creating an inference of fraud were publicly disclosed”
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40

Philip Morris Sheds Military Cigs FCA Suit At DC Circ. ($$)

False Claims Act allegations that Philip Morris overcharged the military for cigarettes got no help Tuesday from the D.C. Circuit, which said the claims were based on publicly disclosed information and the would-be whistleblower was not an original source
added Jun 23, 2016 21:03

[Europe] Big Tobacco suspected of dodging EU anti-smuggling rules

Tobacco companies have sold their anti-smuggling system to a third party to comply with upcoming EU rules, but critics say the new owner is a front company. The track-and-trace system, Codentify, helps tobacco firms and customs authorities to find out wh
added Jun 22, 2016 13:25

[Illinois] Supreme Court rejects challenge to decision throwing out tobacco judgment

Plaintiffs in the case said Lloyd Karmeier, an elected member of the Illinois Supreme Court, should have stepped aside because he made statements during his 2014 election campaign criticizing the judgment and had received campaign contributions from a gr
added Jun 21, 2016 11:17

Michigan uses well-worn tactic in shifting tobacco cash

It will shift more than a quarter of the state's $250 million annual payment from tobacco companies to Detroit schools. The move is the latest in a long line of tapping the legal settlement when the governor and lawmakers are in a pinch for money.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56

[Indiana] E-cigarette players fume over favored security firm

The state has effectively put a single private firm in charge of deciding which companies can seek a permit to manufacture e-cigarette liquids sold in Indiana—and which will be shut out of the state’s vaping market for good. That security firm—Lafayette-
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56

[Oklahoma] Tobacco trust hires former GOP officeholder for $250K a year

An attorney and former Republican officeholder from Edmond has been hired as the new chief executive officer of Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust at an annual salary of $250,000 per year. The trust's governing board announced Tuesday the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2016 19:57

[Europe, Malta] Central Bank deputy governor: I do not have offshore accounts

Galizia also reported that Mr Mifsud was put on a retainer by tobacco giants Philip Morris in 2011 and 2012 while former EU health commissioner John Dalli was pushing through a new tobacco directive.... Philip Morris spent “millions” in order to undermine
Times of Malta (mt)
added Jun 17, 2016 12:07

[Oklahoma] Settlement Endowment Trust governing board for hiring a new chief executive officer a $250,000 salary

Oklahoma's governor is criticizing the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust governing board for hiring a new chief executive officer at $250,000 a year. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday said she has instructed Health and Human Services Secretary Terry
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2016 02:21

[Europe, Malta] Mifsud files libel case against Caruana Galizia

Caruana Galizia had alleged that Mifsud, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Malta, received €2,750 a month for about 18 months from Philip Morris International to act as a middleman or go-between with the former European Union Health Commissioner
Malta Today (mt)
added Jun 17, 2016 01:09
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