Archive for the 'Legal Issues & Updates'

Allocable Share Bill Again Defeated in Missouri

We reported earlier this year on the reintroduction of the allocable share legislation in Missouri, which would prevent non-signatories to the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) from...
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TMA Hosts Conference on Deeming Regulations

Earlier this week, the Tobacco Merchants Association hosted a conference on the FDA’s proposed tobacco product deeming regulations, which would subject a host of new products — including...
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Federal Government and Major Tobacco Companies Agree on Corrective Statements

On June 2, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia approved an agreement (the “Revised Consent Order”) between the federal government and Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds...
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds $47 Million Judgment Against Tobacco Distributor

In a case that has been ongoing since May 2008, on June 10, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s award of $47.7 million in favor of the State of Oklahoma for alleged violations...
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E-Cigarette Tax Bill Clears North Carolina House

A bill that would tax e-cigarettes as “vapor products” has cleared the North Carolina House of Representatives.  The bill is now pending in the Senate. Read more

Maryland Attorney General Questions E-Cigarette Companies

Last week, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler wrote to ten e-cigarette companies raising issues regarding potential nicotine poisoning and purported marketing to minors. Read more

Testing E-Cigarettes

The FDA’s proposed deeming regulations call for testing of harmful and potentially harmful constituents in electronic cigarettes.  Those requirements would not be triggered until three years...
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