Texas v. American Tobacco Company

The state of Texas brought action against tobacco companies for breaching their obligations under a settlement agreement.  The state argued that one of the tobacco companies had failed to report as their own cigarettes that it manufactured for another company, a figure used to calculate the tobacco company‚Äôs annual payments to Texas.  As a consequence of the alleged underreporting, Texas claimed that it had been deprived of millions of dollars in settlement payments between the years 1999 and 2002.  The Court concluded that the tobacco company did not breach its obligations to the state under the settlement agreement.

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Texas v. American Tobacco Co., et al., 463 F.3d 399 (5th Cir. 2006).

  • United States
  • Sep 1, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Parties

Plaintiff State of Texas

Defendant

  • American Tobacco Co.
  • Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.
  • Others

Legislation Cited

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product

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