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Appeals court in Ky. upholds 1998 tobacco deal

A three-judge federal appeals panel in Kentucky has turned away a challenge from a defunct cigarette maker to a landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday found that the settlement didn’t amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government. Now-shuttered… Continue Reading Appeals court in Ky. upholds 1998 tobacco deal