5th Circ. Snuffs Out Protest Of Master Tobacco Deal

Law360, New York (August 10, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out yet another challenge to the 1998 master settlement agreement that sought to invalidate the deal between Philip Morris Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. and state attorneys general as a violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Sherman Act.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana had correctly dismissed a suit brought by...
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