US, Tobacco Cos. Petition High Court Over RICO Ruling

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 6:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. government and several tobacco companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a landmark ruling over the companies’ alleged concealment of the effects of smoking, with the U.S. seeking the power to request as much as $280 million in disgorgement.

The United States, tobacco companies including Philip Morris Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Altria Group and British American Tobacco Co. all filed petitions for a write of certiorari to the Supreme Court on Friday seeking to address a number of aspects of the...
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