Judge Won't Revive Challenge To Master Tobacco Deal

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday refused to revive cigarette maker Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd.'s antitrust suit challenging the $200 billion master settlement between state attorneys general and the nation's largest tobacco companies.

U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan shot down Grand River's bid to vacate his decision granting summary judgment to the states on the cigarette company's Sherman Act claims, despite Grand River's allegations that newly discovered evidence would have influenced his findings if he had had access to it.

The suit,...
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