Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Tax On 'Small Tobacco' Found Unconstitutional By Texas Appeals Court

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Tax On 'Small Tobacco' Found Unconstitutional By Texas Appeals Court

AUSTIN, Texas - A tax levied on small tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1998 settlement of a deceptive advertising action brought against four major tobacco companies is unconstitutional, the Third District Texas Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 15 (Susan Combs, et al. v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition, et al., No. 03-13-00753-CV, Texas App., 3rd Dist.).

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