Attorney General’s Tobacco Enforcement Unit awarded $30 million in settlement payments from tobacco companies

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced this week that a panel of arbitrators unanimously found in favor of Maryland (PDF) and against Philip Morris USA, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and two dozen other tobacco companies, resulting in the state’s recovery of more than $30 million in withheld settlement funds. The disputed payments were owed to the state […]

Arbitrators rule in favor of Maryland in dispute with tobacco manufacturers

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that a panel of three arbitrators found in favor of Maryland and against a group of cigarette manufacturers in a dispute arising from the manufacturers’ withholding of over $16 million in settlement proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. The MSA is an agreement reached between the state attorneys general of most […]