Allegheny County lawsuit could harm Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement
- Bible Thumping. Puri, Shaifali // Fortune;3/30/1998, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p30
Reports on the efforts of attorney Mike Ciresi, who is representing the state of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield, to take the litigation of the tobacco industry to an international level. How he hopes to force Phillip Morris's chief executive officer Geoffrey Bible to make a global...
- Tobacco deal: boost for states, but it may not curb smoking. Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;11/17/98, Vol. 90 Issue 247, p3
Discusses the national tobacco products liability settlement under discussion in the United States by several state attorneys general and the tobacco industry in November of 1998. What the settlement could cost the tobacco industry; Why the agreement does not need approval from Congress; Issues...
- N.Y. Attorney General Vacco files $2.6 billion suit to recoup Medicaid/insurer costs from tobacco... Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate;2/1/97, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p19
Reports that a lawsuit seeking to recoup the $2.6 billion dollars spent annually to treat smoking-related illnesses, has been filed in the State Supreme Court of Manhattan, New York by Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco against tobacco giants Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, American Tobacco,...
- Warning: Smoking may be hazardous to insurers' health. Jaffe, Alfred I. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;5/2/94, Vol. 98 Issue 18, p25
Reports on the product liability suit against tobacco companies in the United States. Protection by the Surgeon General's warning; Tobacco industry's legal immunity; Transfer of liability claims to insurers.
- Tobacco industry may achieve global settlement, but liability insurers should watch out for... // Insurance Advocate;08/23/97, Vol. 108 Issue 33, p18
Enumerates reasons why liability insurers should anticipate and prepare for their involvement in tobacco-related coverage claims and litigation in the United States. Extensive scope of tobacco actions; Unprecedented amount of damage at stake; Large amount of associated legal exposures.
- Tobacco insurer liability under debate. Lonkevich, Dan // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;05/26/97, Vol. 101 Issue 21, p2
Negotiates the tobacco litigation settlement in the United States. Reason for meeting with state attorneys in Washington; Agreement reached on main issue by parties; Information for agreement under discussion; Comments from an insurance analyst.
- Medicaid fraud may sully tobacco case. Richey, Warren // Christian Science Monitor;8/25/97, Vol. 89 Issue 189, p4
Focuses on the trial in Florida which may force tobacco companies to pick up a multimillion dollar tab for fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid system there. Disparities in the estimates for fraud and abuse in the system; The claim from state lawyers that the settlement will cover only...
- Tobacco road looks steeper for lawmakers. Merrion, Paul // Crain's Chicago Business;09/15/97, Vol. 20 Issue 37, p4
Focuses on the settlement which the tobacco industry in reached with Illinois and other states. Value of the settlement; Estimated amount of money that Illinois would receive over a 25 year period; Possibility of the United States Congress not considering legislation to approve the deal;...
- Tobacco deal is about kids, not lawyer fees or revenge. Novelli, William D. // Christian Science Monitor;7/24/97, Vol. 89 Issue 167, p19
Opinion. Discusses the agreement between the tobacco industry in the United States and the government, which is primarily designed to attack tobacco use among children. Percentage of adult smokers who started before they were 19; The importance of success in preventing children from smoking;...