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Why Minnesota's 1998 tobacco settlement was a game-changer

So if you were the lead attorneys in this case, and your work is now being used around the world, what would you have done for an encore? Lead attorneys Mike Ciresi and Roberta Walburn went right from their success in the courtroom to the community, whe
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 10, 2018 02:22
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[Minnesota] 20 Years Later, $6 Billion Tobacco Settlement Still Paying Off

On the day of the settlement, then Minnesota Attorney General Skip Humphrey announced, “The tobacco industry has surrendered.” Those terms continue to deliver today. The $6 billion settlement brings tens of millions of dollars into the state for anti-s
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 9, 2018 21:22
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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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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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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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Washington spends little to help the state’s 900,000 smokers quit — despite collecting $622M in tobacco taxes

The sole source of funding for the state’s tobacco Quitline is a $320,000 federal grant from the CDC, said Nick Fradkin, the Department of Health’s tobacco cessation consultant. “That’s well under a dollar per person who smokes or uses tobacco in the st
Aberdeen (WA) Daily World
added Apr 25, 2018 20:07
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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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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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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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