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Reynolds withholds money from MSA payments

continued Tuesday its dispute over annual payment obligations to the Master Settlement Agreement by withholding about 24 percent of the $1.77 billion amount due from fiscal 2013. Tobacco companies, including Reynolds, agreed in 1998 to settle lawsuits tha
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 16, 2014 11:28

Cigarette makers have paid $6 billion to states in settlement

The nation’s top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 16, 2014 09:47

LETTER: Court ruling frees millions for anti-smoking program in Pennsylvania

We at the American Lung Association are thankful for the court ruling that will allow Pennsylvania to recoup nearly $120 million in contested tobacco-lawsuit settlement funds. Spent wisely, this recovered subsidy could be the aid our state so desperately
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Apr 16, 2014 09:27

Altria Pays $3.3 Billion Under Industry Smoking Pact

Altria Group Inc. said its Philip Morris USA unit made its annual payment--which totaled $3.3 billion this year-- toward the tobacco industry's master settlement agreement. Under the landmark 1998 tobacco agreement, companies in the industry agreed to p
added Apr 15, 2014 23:26

Your Tuesday Briefing: Paying for selling smoke.

Most of the nation’s cigarette manufacturers shell out a total of more than $8 billion every April 15 to help pay for treating smoking-related illness and prevention programs. The payment stems from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which li
New York Times
added Apr 15, 2014 08:09

Judge restores $120 million in tobacco settlement to Pennsylvania

A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.
added Apr 11, 2014 10:43

[Pennsylvania] State wins ruling on tobacco accord

Philadelphia court Thursday reduced by two-thirds the loss in tobacco settlement payments Pennsylvania would sustain this year under an arbitration panel decision. The arbitration panel found that in 2003 Pennsylvania did not "diligently enforce" laws re
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Apr 11, 2014 10:38

[Pennsylvania] Pa. recoups $120 million in battle over tobacco settlement

Thursday's ruling by Judge Patricia McInerney took with one hand and gave with the other. McInerney denied the state's motion to vacate the arbitrators' decision. But she granted the financial relief that the state had requested. The ruling hinges on t
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Apr 10, 2014 22:42
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[Texas] In Houston, Bush 41 Greets Obama, Who Later Assails G.O.P.

The president went from the airport to a pair of high-dollar fund-raisers ... The larger of the two was at the home of John Eddie Williams Jr., a prominent personal injury trial lawyer who won a landmark case against the tobacco industry in the 1990s
New York Times
added Apr 10, 2014 09:33

The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics / And the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury it.

when tobacco companies agreed to drop deceptive marketing practices under a settlement agreement with 46 states, many of the scientists and consultants on the industry's payroll transitioned seamlessly into defending BPA.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 9, 2014 10:10
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