Headlines Tagged with Settlements — 14,850 headlines found
Oregon is among the states entering a high-stakes arbitration battle with tobacco companies who agreed in 1998 to pay $206 billion over 25 years to settle legal claims. If a panel of three retired federal judges side with the tobacco firms, Oregon and ro
Apr 17, 2013 The Oregonian
added Apr 18, 2013 23:18
State Treasurer Ken Miller announced the receipt of one of two annual tobacco settlement payments on Wednesday. The $64.8 million payment brings the total paid to the state under the Master Settlement Agreement since 1999, the year payments began, to $1.
Apr 17, 2013 Norman (OK) Transcript
added Apr 18, 2013 23:06
Pennsylvania will continue to fight the tobacco industry's lawsuit to reduce payments to the Master Settlement Agreement, the 1998 deal that requires tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars to offset public health costs from tobacco-related diseases
Apr 17, 2013 Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Apr 17, 2013 07:52
The nation’s top cigarette companies have made their annual payments as part of the 25-year settlement in which some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Philip Morris USA, owned by Henrico County-based Altria Group
Apr 16, 2013 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 16, 2013 01:51
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office says it's declining a settlement offer by tobacco companies in favor of waiting for an arbitration panel's decision that will help determine how much the companies owe the state. The attorney general's office sa
Apr 15, 2013 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 15, 2013 07:02
A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld the conviction of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, one of Mississippi's most prominent attorneys before going to prison on judicial corruption charges.
Apr 12, 2013 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 13, 2013 08:33
The grant is provided at a time when more state legislatures, including North Carolina, are siphoning significant amounts of money dedicated to tobacco-prevention efforts from the 1998 landmark Master Settlement Agreement to their state general funds.
Apr 12, 2013 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 12, 2013 13:13
About $101 billion of municipal debt is backed by payments tobacco companies ... Less smoking means less money to repay debt, raising the risk of owning the securities, said Richard Larkin, director of credit analysis at Iselin, New Jersey-based Herbert
Apr 11, 2013 Bloomberg News
added Apr 12, 2013 00:38
Gov. Susana Martinez’s decision to strike down a proposed cash infusion into New Mexico’s tobacco settlement fund has left some anti-cancer advocates steamed. During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers voted to use the tobacco fund as a money sour
Apr 9, 2013 Albuquerque Journal
added Apr 10, 2013 14:38
A tobacco company owned by a Yakama Nation tribal member must pay into an escrow account established under a 1998 settlement with big tobacco companies, a federal judge has ruled.
Apr 8, 2013 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 9, 2013 02:15