Colo. Exits Antitrust Suit Over Tobacco Master Settlement

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 5:00 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge approved a settlement Wednesday between the state of Colorado and Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. in the cigarette maker's long-running antitrust suit disputing the $200 billion tobacco master settlement between state attorneys general and the nation's largest tobacco companies.

The suit, filed by Grand River in 2002, stems from a 1998 deal between 46 attorneys general and 19 participating tobacco companies, including the big four, Philip Morris Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Brown & Williamson Tobacco...
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