Texas, Tobacco Cos. Battle Over Docs In Settlement Row

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Texas, ITG Brands LLC and R.J. Reynolds have all urged a Texas federal court to knock down competing bids for documents on privilege grounds as they square off over the enforcement of a long-standing settlement tied to tobacco-related health issues. 

The disclosure fight is just the latest round in decades-old litigation, with Texas now seeking more information from the tobacco companies as part of the state's effort to get ITG to comply with a settlement that predates its purchase of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. assets.

On Monday, the state told the Eastern District of Texas that it should reject the...

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