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[Rhode Island] Oppenheimer's Tobacco Bond Dispute Heard in RI Court

Oppenheimer squared off against the Rhode Island Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp. at a state court hearing Monday as the fund company sought to block a $593 million tobacco bond refunding sale originally slated for early August.
Bond Buyer Online
added Sep 8, 2014 16:45
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[Canada] Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma decision against tobacco company

The nation's high court rejected an appeal from a Canadian company that claimed the state couldn't collect payments for cigarettes sold to Indian tribal members. ... Without comment, the high court let stand a decision by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appe
The Oklahoman
added Dec 4, 2013 05:28
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Tobacco Bonds Face Default Risk as Smoking Drops, Moody's Says

The declining number of U.S. smokers is proving hazardous to the health of municipal bonds backed by payments from cigarette companies under a 1998 settlement with 46 U.S. states, Moody’s Investors Service said.
San Francisco Chronicle
added Jul 13, 2012 06:34
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[Florida] $13.8M Verdict in Smoking Case That Harkened Back to Tobacco-Fighting 'Dream Team'

Scott Schlesinger, whose late father Sheldon Schlesinger worked alongside heavy-hitting Tampa attorney C. Steven Yerrid.. It's a battle his family has been fighting for decades, including when Chiles' "dream team" recovered $11.3 billion in Medicaid expen
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added May 9, 2017 14:53
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Shannon Hughes: Anti-tobacco movement working in Florida ($$)

The milestones Florida has achieved are a reminder that comprehensive tobacco control programs work, however, there is still much work to be done in the fight against tobacco. Historically, the battle has been against cigarettes and the tobacco control mo
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 17, 2013 07:01
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[Florida] House approves bill on tobacco settlement payments

Florida legislation is being considered at the state capitol to speed up settlement payments from big tobacco companies. The bill would require the industry to pay the same bond as other industries when they lose a lawsuit or appeal.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:36
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Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

A paralegal who supplied documents that set off a legal assault that staggered the nation's biggest tobacco companies has died. Merrell Williams Jr. died last week in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72. ... Williams is remembered by former Mississippi Attorn
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2013 16:32
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9 States Win At Least $168M In Tobacco Settlement Dispute ($$)

Law360
added Sep 24, 2013 14:04
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RJR Tobacco Says ITG Had Duty To Join In Fla. Settlement ($$)

told a Delaware chancellor on Friday that ITG Brands LLC relied on tortured contract readings to support claims that time ran out on ITG’s duty to pursue and assume a $30 million yearly payment obligation to Florida to offset harms from tobacco sales.
Law360
added Jun 25, 2017 15:04
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

they’re asking the presiding judge, Circuit Judge Tim Fox of Little Rock, to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund. The lawyers don’t ask for a specific amount in their payment petition fi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 7, 2017 02:15
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