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[Illinois] Things may get even worse for ‘Fast Eddie’ Vrdolyak, lawyers hint

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak, 79, last November with a 19-page federal indictment that outlined his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vr
Chicago Sun-Times
added Apr 6, 2017 02:03
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[New Mexico] NM slated to receive $50M from Big Tobacco

New Mexico will receive an additional $14.5 million this year from Big Tobacco after a state District Court judge ruled this week that the cigarette industry had been shortchanging the state in its annual payments under a nearly 20-year-old settlement ag
Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42
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[New Mexico] Judge: Tobacco companies owe NM $14.5M

Attorney General Hector Balderas said Tuesday that the state will get an estimated $14.5 million in additional funding next month, after a judge sided with the AG’s Office in a dispute over whether tobacco companies had previously paid less than they sho
Albuquerque Journal
added Mar 29, 2017 20:16
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Texas Appeals Panel: Tobacco Tax Does Not Violate U.S. Constitution ($$)

found that a tax enacted on nonparticipating manufacturers in a statewide tobacco settlement does not violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution and reversed summary judgment granted to the small tobacco companies (Glenn
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 29, 2017 19:00
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[Louisiana] Tobacco settlement fund takes a hit

The cause: fewer cigarettes being bought. Nearly every state in the U.S. receives money – $140 million from lawsuits filed against tobacco companies annually and in perpetuity in settlement revenues from the federal government after winning a 1999 lawsui
Shreveport (LA) Times
added Mar 29, 2017 02:44
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Texas 'Small Tobacco' Tax Beats Constitutional Challenge ($$)

rejected argument by the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a state law imposing steeper tax burdens on tobacco companies that did not settle a lawsuit violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56
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Appeals court upholds Texas cigarette tax

Dismissing a lawsuit filed by small tobacco companies, an Austin-based appeals court ruled Friday that state regulators could impose a special tax on cigarette makers that weren’t part of a multibillion-dollar settlement reached with Big Tobacco in the l
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Mar 25, 2017 17:10
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[Connecticut] Blumenthal’s former firm remembers ‘a brilliant lawyer’

before questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal harkened back...it is more than a quarter century since Blumenthal left his own private practice behind for an extended run in public service, first as Connecticut attorney general with a
Stamford (CT) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2017 12:21
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[North Dakota] Houses passes bill to defund BreatheND

Nearly the last step was taken by the North Dakota House on Tuesday to defund BreatheND, the state's tobacco prevention and control agency created by an initiated measure in 2008. Senate Bill 2024 passed on a 63-29 vote after more than 40 minutes of deb
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 15, 2017 23:28
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[North Dakota] Tobacco Control and Prevention agency de-funded by the 2017 Legislature

The Legislature has voted to de-fund the Tobacco Control and Prevention agency – also known as “Breathe ND.”... "I hate funerals," Nelson said. "Today we're here to eulogize the most effective state agency I've seen in my 20 years in the Legislature."
North Dakota Public Radio / Prairie Public Broadcasting
added Mar 15, 2017 15:01
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