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Tobacco Companies Make Payments Under Master Settlement Agreement
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) The nation's top cigarette companies said Friday they have made their 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, the nation's... Read More

General Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Challenge Rejected By 6th Circuit
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders Tobacco Law Team Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a challenge to the Master Settlement Agreement filed by General Tobacco against sixteen tobacco manufacturers and 52 Attorneys General. General... Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court Says Tobacco Settlement Bars 'Light Cigarette' Suit
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 states and major tobacco companies precludes private suits for wrongful conduct occurring even after the settlement's 1998 execution, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court... Read More

Lawsuit Challenging State's Reallocation Of Tobacco Funds May Proceed, Court Rules
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (Mealey's) In a 5-2 en banc ruling, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on June 27 dismissed most preliminary objections to a lawsuit filed by 75 participants of a now-unfunded health insurance program who are challenging the constitutionality... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Hear Tobacco Settlement Challenge
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A challenge to the $200 billion tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached the end of the road March 7 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, which claims that the settlement violates the Sherman... Read More