General Tobacco Aims To Reignite Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 4:46 PM EST) -- General Tobacco is appealing a ruling that dismissed more than a dozen cigarette makers and 52 attorneys general from an antitrust lawsuit that alleged a 1998 master settlement agreement between the states and tobacco companies made it hard for small companies to break into the lucrative tobacco industry.

Mayodan, N.C.-based General Tobacco lodged a brief notice of appeal on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, hoping to overturn a Jan. 5, 2009, ruling that allowed all the defendants except for...
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Case Title

VIBO Corporation, Inc. v. Conway et al

Case Number



Kentucky Western

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Jennifer B. Coffman

Date Filed

October 28, 2008

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