Quantcast
Last updated on April 21, 2014 at 9:27 EDT

Latest Liggett Group Stories

2005-08-15 18:21:31

By Tim Dobbyn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told a judge on Monday it had shown cigarette makers engaged in a 50-year scheme to deceive consumers about smoking's dangers and sanctions were needed to prevent future wrongdoing. Tobacco companies countered that the government's case ignored restrictions placed on the industry in a 1998 settlement with state attorneys general and had failed to show the formation of a unlawful enterprise, as required to prove...

2005-07-18 16:55:49

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a potential $280 billion penalty in the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers. Lawyers for the department filed a petition with the high court asking it to review an appeals court decision that barred the government from seeking past tobacco profits as a legal remedy for decades of alleged fraud by the tobacco industry. "The government cannot protect the...

2005-07-18 14:40:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that has hobbled the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers. Lawyers for the department filed a petition with the high court asking it to review an appeals court decision that barred the government from seeking $280 billion in past tobacco profits as a legal remedy for decades of alleged fraud by the tobacco industry. Targeted in the lawsuit are Altria Group Inc. and...

2005-06-28 06:09:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has asked afederal judge to force cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and another $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler late on Monday in a motion with the court thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies were needed tocorrect decades of alleged tobacco industry fraud. The $10 billion would pay for a nationwide program thatwould...

2005-06-28 18:52:28

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has asked a federaljudge to require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign to remedy decades of alleged fraud by theindustry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler in a motion with the court late on Monday thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies should beimposed if the judge rules in favor of the government in...

2005-06-28 15:13:40

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government asked a federal judgeto require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billion quit-smokingprogram and $4 billion for an anti-smoking education campaignto remedy decades of alleged fraud by the industry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler in a motion with the court late on Monday thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies should beimposed if the judge rules in favor of the government in...