Iowa Announces $171M Settlement With Tobacco Companies In MSA Dispute

Mealey's (August 24, 2023, 2:20 PM EDT) -- DES MOINES, Iowa — The office of Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird announced that it has reached a $171 million settlement of a lawsuit the state filed in Iowa court contending that tobacco companies withheld more than $133 million in “bad faith” over the past 18 years by raising “deceptive” objections to the state’s compliance with the terms of a 1998 master settlement agreement (MSA) between the companies and the state....

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