States: MSA Rules Tough To Enforce

Albanese, Elizabeth
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/23/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32409, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports some impediments to state compliance with the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) in the U.S. According to Massachusetts-based Brattle Groups, states have found it difficult to enforce model statutes that require companies that failed to participate in the MSA to make payments into state-regulated escrow accounts. According to the Brattle Group report, states claimed that enforcement of the statutes has proved costly and cumbersome.


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