Government, Tobacco Firms Battle Over Disgorgement Ruling
- Judge questions light-cigarette smokers' bid for class action. Hays, Tom // Buffalo Law Journal;9/18/2006, Vol. 78 Issue 75, p18
The article reports that U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein has delayed his decision whether to grant class action status to a potential $200 billion lawsuit against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and other defendants, in September...
- Philip Morris Says $12B Appeal Bond Could Prove Devastating. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;4/1/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31605, p1
tate attorneys general may intervene in a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA Inc. because of concerns that a 12 billion dollars court-ordered appeal bond could force the company into bankruptcy and jeopardize payments owed to states under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with major...
- ABC settles. // Quill;Oct95, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p4
Reports on ABC's decision to settle the libel lawsuit filed by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Allegations of spiking cigarettes with nicotine; Reasons behind decision to settle; Issuing of a public apology.
- ABC news exhales apology. Battaglio, Stephen // Hollywood Reporter;8/22/95, Vol. 338 Issue 32, p1
Reports that ABC News settled its lawsuits with Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds with an apology that was aired on August 21, 1995. `Day One' reports that cigarettes were spiked with nicotine as cause of lawsuits; Renewal of employment agreements of ABC with `Day One's' John Martin and Walt...
- Attorneys General Settlement Agreement. // Current Legal Documents;1950-, p0
Presents the Attorneys General's settlement agreement in the case of various states against several tobacco companies including the American Tobacco Co. Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Philip Morris Inc., and others. States included in the settlement such as Massachusetts, Florida, Louisiana,...
- Defeated Tobacco Lawyers File Case With Supreme Court. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/3/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31195, p4
Reports on the lawsuit filed by A.D. Bedell Wholesale Co. against Philip Morris Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. Filing of the lawyers of A.D. Bedell of request of review; Details of the lawsuit.
- Sex and smoke. Corry, John // American Spectator;Oct95, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p52
Focuses on United States House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and the lawsuit filed by the Philip Morris Co. and R.J. Reynolds against the American Broadcasting Company. Allegations of Gingrich's infidelity towards his wife; Gingrich's sexual indiscretions; Interviews with Gingrich in...
- ABC would rather not fight. Stern, Christopher // Broadcasting & Cable;8/28/95, Vol. 125 Issue 35, p18
Reports that Capital Cities/ABC has made an on-air apology as part of the settlement of its suits with the Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. Details of the settlement; Background of the dispute; Issue of apology.
- U.S. Wins Case But No Fines for Big Tobacco. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/21/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 32449, p1
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has ruled that the tobacco industry is guilty of civil fraud and racketeering. An overview of the case is presented. Gladys Kessler, the U.S. District Judge, has found that the defendants including Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds...