Headlines Tagged with Settlements — 14,737 headlines found
But as tobacco shipments decline, so does the amount of MSA payments. Makers of e-cigs and vapor cigarettes are not subject currently to the MSA, so as smokers switch to those products, cigarette shipments and payments decline further. That trend led Moo
Jun 29, 2014 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 30, 2014 08:27
After addicting our children, shortening our lives, making puppets of our politicians and using generations of Kentucky farmers, Big Tobacco has another insult in store for the state that suffers the nation's highest rates of smoking and cancer.
Mar 11, 2014 Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 11, 2014 01:10
The tobacco companies argued that at least 15 states had failed to diligently collect escrow payments from manufacturers that did not sign the 1998 agreement. That failure entitled participating manufacturers to lower payments.
Sep 11, 2013 Reuters
added Sep 12, 2013 09:20
The settlement dollars went up in smoke years ago and smokers will put their dollars up in smoke to pay for the whole mess for years to come. The silliness of this whole scenario is obvious.
Jun 28, 2013 New Bern (NC) Sun-Journal
added Jun 28, 2013 14:16
North Carolina man has pleaded guilty . . . Court documents accuse Phelps falsifying documents showing the cigarettes were exported overseas to avoid paying fees related to the Master Settlement Agreement.
Jun 15, 2012 WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Jun 16, 2012 07:55
Through the state's pioneering educational efforts, our teens are more aware of smoking's risks, and can be spared what happened to Richard Boatright...With a big budget surplus in hand, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature should give some serious thought
Jan 3, 2015 Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Jan 3, 2015 12:40
When New Jersey decided to bail out some of its tobacco bonds, the state gave up $400 million in future revenues to pocket $92 million immediately, an arrangement that also helped one savvy investor cash in on a big bet.
Dec 30, 2014 ProPublica
added Dec 30, 2014 23:00
has paid more than $100 billion to state governments ... The settlement left the tobacco industry immune from future state and federal suits, but the agreement said nothing about how states had to spend the money. ... Moore remembers it was a long slog.
Oct 13, 2013 National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 14, 2013 06:16
[Texas] House sends increased Cig Fee-Tax-Depending-On-Who-You-Ask bill to governor | Trail Blazers Blog
A bill that got a lot of House resistance earlier this year - fee vs. tax, remember - has just come up on the House floor after the Senate carved out some restrictions for chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco and removed AG rule-making authority over the issue.
May 23, 2013 Dallas Morning News blogs
added May 24, 2013 11:10
State Rep. John Otto's House Bill 3536 would charge these small companies 2.75 cents for each cigarette (or .09 ounces of tobacco) sold, used, consumed or distributed in Texas during 2013. The comptroller would compute the rate in subsequent years. "The
May 6, 2013 The Texas Tribune
added May 6, 2013 19:51