Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds To Pay $6M In Hidden Doc Feud

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 9:57 PM EST) -- Tobacco giants Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has agreed to jointly pay $6.25 million to end a dispute over internal documents that they allegedly suppressed to hide smoking-related health concerns, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

The amount, which the cigarette makers will pay out over the next four years, will go toward the University of California, San Francisco’s Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, the largest online collection of tobacco documents in the U.S., the Justice Department said.

The two companies will...
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