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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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Local Tobacco Regs Take a Toll

profit-generating category in the c-store universe remains tobacco... While awareness and donations are critical, being visible and establishing a relationship with the decision makers plays an important role, both with politicians and the tobacco communi
Convenience Store Decisions
added May 11, 2018 02:54
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Tobacco refundings erode high-yield muni debt, squeeze investors

A series of big tobacco bond refundings is reshaping the U.S. municipal junk bond market, taking what has been a high-yielding staple and slowly turning it investment grade. Shelves full of cigarettes are pictured at a store in the Manhattan borough of
Reuters
added May 9, 2018 14:06
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Winnebago Tribe: Nebraska Colluding With Big Tobacco To Regulate Cigarette Sales ($$)

In settling claims by the tobacco industry that it had not diligently enforced its escrow statute, the state of Nebraska accepted terms that “violate principles of federal Indian law, invade tribal sovereignty, discriminate against tribes, and illegally
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 29, 2018 18:00
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Nebraska's Tobacco Regulations Unconstitutional, Tribe Says ($$)

Two subsidiaries of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, that manufacture and resell tobacco products filed the complaint last Friday, saying the state was trying to regulate tobacco on tribal lands because Big
Law360
added Apr 25, 2018 10:26
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Ho-Chunk entities sue Nebraska officials over tobacco laws

The state of Nebraska's efforts to regulate the Winnebago Tribe's production of tobacco products on its reservation are not only unconstitutional, a federal lawsuit says, but are an attack on the tribe's sovereignty and an effort by large tobacco manufac
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Apr 24, 2018 16:23
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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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Kentucky receives more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money

“For nearly 20 years the landmark Master Settlement Agreement has made a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health programs, cancer research, and helping to aid our farmers and create sustainable farm-based busines
Kentucky New Era
added Apr 21, 2018 16:45
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Physician: Tobacco company racketerring -- Oklahoma's story

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center will release a series of reports summarizing internal tobacco industry documents that tell the story — in the words of tobacco company executives and their lobbyists — of a highly successful 50-year campaign to influence O
The Oklahoman
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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