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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tobacco Litigation

DALLAS -- Cigarette makers and state attorneys general, including key negotiator Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore, resumed negotiations Monday in Dallas aimed at resolving how to handle mounting litigation against the tobacco industry and other issues.

The attorneys general, who have sued the industry to recoup Medicaid costs of smokers, are united in the stance that any settlement would exclude total immunity from all lawsuits. The negotiations resumed as a Jacksonville, Florida jury began its first full day of deliberations in a key lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a unit of RJR Nabisco Holdings.