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[Mississippi] House reverses course, votes to limit AG’s ability to file lawsuits

to pass legislation that could prevent Mississippi’s attorney general from pursuing lawsuits like the 1990s tobacco litigation that resulted in a settlement of more than $4 billion for state coffers.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 26, 2017 16:48
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New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials....this year will begin repaying hundreds of millions of dollars to bond
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 23, 2017 19:21
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STATE OF FLORIDA v. AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY, R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al.: THE STATE’S MOTION TO JOIN ITG BRANDS, LLC AS A DEFENDANT AND TO ENFORCE THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

The State is presently owed more than $45 million and will continue to suffer annual losses of approximately $30 million absent the Court’s enforcement of the Settlement Agreement that it approved and adopted more than 20 years ago. Pursuant to that Sett
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 20, 2017 20:47
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[Arkansas] Tobacco funds would go to disability services under bill, Senate OKs medical marijuana rule change

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan. 19) passed a bill that would redirect unused tobacco settlement funds to provide services to waiting individuals with developmental disabilities. House Bill 1033 by Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-East End,
Talk Business & Politics
added Jan 20, 2017 03:52
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[Florida] Fla. Sues RJR For Stopping Payments Under Tobacco Deal ($$)

the state has stopped receiving annual tobacco settlement payments for the Winston, Kool and Salem cigarette brands since R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. sold them to ITG Brands LLC for $7 billion. Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an enforcement motion against
Law360
added Jan 19, 2017 15:31
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[Florida] Bondi Goes To Court For Tobacco Payments

Bondi’s office contends that payments based on Winston, Salem, Kool and Maverick cigarettes improperly stopped after the brands became part of ITG. The motion said the state is owed more than $45 million. “The sale of major, pre-existing tobacco brands t
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jan 19, 2017 15:29
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[Florida] Pam Bondi moves against tobacco companies for missed payments

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is going after two tobacco companies for holding back money she says is owed to the state under an historic tobacco settlement. Bondi filed an enforcement motion in Palm Beach County circuit court Wednesday against ITG
Florida Politics
added Jan 19, 2017 00:07
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[Florida] Attorney General Bondi Sues Tobacco Companies for Violating Settlement Obligations

RJR has refused to include the sales of these cigarette brands when making annual payments to Florida, despite not having been released from its payment obligations. ITG has similarly refused to make any payment to Florida even after agreeing with RJR to
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jan 18, 2017 21:34
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Budget plan kicks the can

Brownback’s stopgap measures include liquidating a long-term investment fund and selling off the state’s future proceeds from its tobacco lawsuit settlement...Instead of solving the state’s fiscal problems, it pushes the problems to the future – where th
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Jan 15, 2017 18:45
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[Kansas] Why children’s advocates worry about future tobacco settlement payments

public entry into the Statehouse in Topeka is currently lined with posters touting the Children's Initiative Fund...the posters are there is to drum up opposition to Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to sell off the state's interest in future tobacco payments
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 15, 2017 17:14
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