Protest Of 1998 Tobacco Deal Heads To High Court

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 11:31 AM EST) -- Armed with the Sherman Act and the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution, a coalition of plaintiffs has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review its challenge to the 1998 master settlement agreement between state attorneys general and tobacco giants Philip Morris Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.

In a petition for certiorari filed with the court Monday, the plaintiffs — a small nonsettling tobacco company, a consumer and a tobacco shop — argued that the dismissal of...
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