Cigarette Co. Loses Bid To Depose Ark. AG

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that an Arkansas tobacco liability law does not violate the Sherman Act, dealing Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. its latest setback in the cigarette maker's bid to depose state attorneys general in an antitrust case involving tobacco liability escrow money.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a district court acted rightly in granting Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe's motion to dismiss the firm's suit against the state in March 2006....
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