Ark. Gets $23M Boost Following End Of Tobacco MSA Dispute

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Arkansas and tobacco companies embroiled in a dispute over payments from a 1998 master settlement agreement resolving public health claims have settled, clearing the way for the state to receive $22.7 million in 2013 that was being withheld, the state’s attorney general said Thursday.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said an arbitration panel has signed off on the settlement, which ends the long-running dispute and ensures Arkansas will receive its share of more than half of the money that has been held in escrow for nearly...
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