Tobacco Cos. Ask DC Circ. To Keep Marketing Data From US

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Philip Morris Inc. and other tobacco giants asked the D.C. Circuit on Monday to reverse a lower court's amendments to a 2006 order requiring them to share marketing data with the U.S., arguing the order's terms were improperly altered on remand.

Philip Morris, parent Altria Group Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. are appealing an April ruling in Washington federal court in favor of the federal government, the plaintiff in the 12-year-old case. The dispute centers on an alleged pattern of racketeering and...
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