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Why Minnesota's 1998 tobacco settlement was a game-changer

So if you were the lead attorneys in this case, and your work is now being used around the world, what would you have done for an encore? Lead attorneys Mike Ciresi and Roberta Walburn went right from their success in the courtroom to the community, whe
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 10, 2018 02:22
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[Minnesota] 20 Years Later, $6 Billion Tobacco Settlement Still Paying Off

On the day of the settlement, then Minnesota Attorney General Skip Humphrey announced, “The tobacco industry has surrendered.” Those terms continue to deliver today. The $6 billion settlement brings tens of millions of dollars into the state for anti-s
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 9, 2018 21:22
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Minnesota's landmark tobacco settlement is 20 years old

"Our lawsuit was not about taking cigarettes off the market, because that's within the province of the government. And that's not going to happen," said Mike Ciresi, the state's lead attorney. "If they had a legal product, they had to sell it legally. An
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added May 8, 2018 16:24
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: 20 Years Since The $6B Tobacco Lawsuit That’s Still Paying Dividends

The funds from that case are still being used to fund programs all across Minnesota. The lawyers from the case reflect with Esme Murphy, 20 years later (5:10). WCCO
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 7, 2018 19:07
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[Minnesota] Times Editorial - Are your kids vaping? There’s probably a better chance than you think

You have to hand it to an industry that at some point would inevitably fade into oblivion if it kept counting on younger generations to light up that first cigarette, and then another, and then another, and then at some point become hooked on the nicotin
Crookston (MN) Times
added May 4, 2018 15:52
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8th Circ. Affirms Minnesota Taking Claims Precluded ($$)

affirmed the dismissal of a woman’s suit accusing Minnesota of violating the Fifth Amendment by not allowing smokers to pursue claims against Philip Morris for allegedly misleading consumers about the health risks of light cigarettes, agreeing her claims
Law360
added Apr 24, 2018 20:16
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[Minnesota] Trying to snuff out tobacco use: Minnewaska students visit Capitol, talk with legislators

"Increasing the tobacco age will prevent 30,000 Minnesota kids from becoming smokers over the next 15 years," said Braten, an eighth-grader in the Minnewaska School District. "It's common sense." Amy Reineke, a health educator with Horizon Public Health
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Apr 14, 2018 22:10
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[Minnesota] Minneapolis City Council unveils ‘Tobacco 21’ proposal

By early fall, Minneapolis residents under the age of 21 may be barred from purchasing tobacco products. The Minneapolis City Council introduced its “Tobacco 21” ordinance at its March 23 meeting. The ordinance would increase the minimum age for sale of
Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:06
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VIDEO: Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota

And it gets results. The parent company for Philip Morris tobacco spent $400,000 at the Capitol in 2017 while tobacco distributors spent $211,485 — a total of more than $611,485.
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Mar 29, 2018 17:08
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VIDEO: Minnesota Files Lawsuit to Get Tobacco Company To Pay Up

A lawsuit has been filed against ITG Brands, a company that acquired big tobacco brands like Kool, Winston, Salem and Maverick. The suit claims ITG "has not joined the state's tobacco settlement and payments are not being made on sales of the transferre
KSTP-TV 5 (Saint Paul, MN)
added Mar 29, 2018 01:20
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