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Feb 20, 2024

Wisconsin to get $24M after arbitration win in dispute with cigarette manufacturers

Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Tuesday that an arbitration panel of former judges has ruled in favor of the state of Wisconsin in its dispute with Philips Morris USA Inc., RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other cigarette manufacturers.

Sep 2, 2021

Panel ruling on tobacco settlement nets $14M for Wisconsin

The state is in line to receive about $14 million thanks to an arbitration panel's ruling in a multistate tobacco settlement dating back to 1998.

Apr 3, 2012

US Supreme Court denies certiorari for Engle litigation

In between hours of oral argument over the federal health care legislation, the justices took the time to deny certiorari in the first of the Florida tobacco suits to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Feb 29, 2012

Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

A judge on Wednesday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages later this year to show the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit lighting up.

Feb 8, 2012

Groups ask federal court to block FDA’s tobacco warning rule

Business groups are urging a federal court to uphold an order blocking the Food and Drug Administration from implementing a rule requiring tobacco product makers to place large, graphic warnings on product packaging.

Dec 14, 2011

Justice Department settles with tobacco companies on database 


The nation's two biggest tobacco companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., have agreed to pay $6.25 million to support the country's largest online collection of internal tobacco industry documents, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Oct 8, 2011

Judge blocks state tobacco crackdown

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge has temporarily blocked a state crackdown on roll-your-own cigarette machines. The Department of Revenue has informed owners of the machines they need permits to operate, saying customers who buy loose tobacco from the stores and then use the machines to roll it into cigarettes are saving on […]

Oct 6, 2011

Tobacco store sues state over roll-your-own cigarettes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Rib Mountain tobacco store is suing the state over its attempt to pull the plug on roll-your-own cigarette machines. The Department of Revenue has informed owners of the machines that they need cigarette manufacturing and distribution permits to operate. Customers who buy loose tobacco from the stores, then use the […]

Jun 1, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: Softball, women’s lib and smoking in the ’70s

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