Pa. AG Takes Battle Over Tobacco Settlement To Court

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 8:06 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Thursday announced a renewed challenge against an arbitration decision that found the state had failed to enforce tax collections related to a multistate tobacco settlement and that could cost Pennsylvania $200 million in settlement funding.

The arbitration panel's September decision will substantially reduce the amount Pennsylvania can receive from tobacco companies that agreed to a 1998 settlement requiring them to annually pay states in order to cover government medical expenses for tobacco-related illnesses. The panel found that Pennsylvania had failed...
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