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[Texas] Bell County commissioners accept tobacco settlement proceeds

BELTON — The Bell County Commissioners Court approved receipt of about $200,000 in annual tobacco settlement proceeds at its meeting Monday.
Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
added Apr 29, 2014 06:13

Oklahoma Bill Would Impose Greater Obligations upon Nonparticipating Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributors

if House Bill 2363 currently pending in the Oklahoma State Legislature is enacted. The bill has passed both houses of the Legislature and appears to be headed toward approval. The bill would require wholesalers and distributors to file monthly reports
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Apr 28, 2014 19:18

[North Carolina] Phelps being sent to prison in West Virginia

Phelps will begin his sentence May 19. He must also pay $5.1 million in restitution. Phelps once owned Alternative Brands Inc., Renegade Holdings Inc., Renegade Tobacco Co. and Cutting Edge Enterprises Inc. All are now defunct.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 27, 2014 14:39

[Missouri] Details in tobacco settlement case emerging

Judge Jimmie Edwards ordered the case file opened for public scrutiny. The order, issued Tuesday, threw open the flurry of filings made since September, when the arbitrators ruled that Missouri and five other states had not met enforcement obligations un
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Apr 27, 2014 12:19

William A. Collins: Meanwhile, the war on tobacco limps ahead

(TPP), one of President Barack Obama’s big priorities, may give new spark to tobacco companies. It could make it easier for companies in the cigarette business to sue whole nations that have had the temerity to impose annoying restrictions. And do you r
Bemidji (MN) Pioneer
added Apr 25, 2014 15:56

Reynolds American says it has borrowed $750 million

Reynolds American Inc. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday it has borrowed $750 million under a new credit agreement, with the funds likely being dedicated to a share repurchase program and its Master Settlement Agreement obligations.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2014 09:56

[Missouri] Lawmakers at odds over blame on tobacco settlement penalty

If Missouri loses its challenge to an arbitration decision that cost the state $70 million in payments from tobacco companies, expect the volume to increase on where to lay the blame. Attorney General Chris Koster in December quietly filed the challenge
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Apr 21, 2014 17:42

Iowa Receives $71 Million in Annual Tobacco Payment

The tobacco companies remitted a regular annual Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment to Iowa of more than $54 million, and an additional "Strategic Contribution Fund" payment of more than $17.5 million, for a total payment of more than $71.6 million
Iowa Attorney General
added Apr 21, 2014 17:31

[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Ruling good for Pa.

We at the American Lung Association are thankful for the court ruling that will allow Pennsylvania to recoup nearly $120 million in contested tobacco-lawsuit settlement funds ( “Pa. scores ‘victory,' gets portion of tobacco settlement restored” ). Spent
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Apr 21, 2014 02:03

Reynolds withholds money from MSA payments

continued Tuesday its dispute over annual payment obligations to the Master Settlement Agreement by withholding about 24 percent of the $1.77 billion amount due from fiscal 2013. Tobacco companies, including Reynolds, agreed in 1998 to settle lawsuits tha
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 16, 2014 11:28
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