An Illinois judge has refused to reopen a class-action lawsuit that produced a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris, handing the plaintiffs their latest setback in legal action now more than a decade old.It was not immediately clear Thursday whether Stephen Tillery, the St.
Cook County has found a new way to make money: by cracking down on stores that aren't paying cigarette taxes. At the urging of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office, the sheriff's office has fined retailers almost $400,000 in the first three weeks of the project.
Ten years ago, Uruguay had some of the highest cigarette-smoking rates in Latin America.But Uruguay's efforts in the last five years to curb smoking have been so successful that the small South American nation is embroiled in a lawsuit with tobacco giant Philip Morris International.We’ll talk
There's a new head of the body that oversees alcohol and cigarette sales laws in Illinois.Gov. Pat Quinn has named Gloria Materre to be the next executive director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
Eleven men from the St. Louis and Chicago areas are facing federal indictment for allegedly trafficking in contraband cigarettes.The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the indictments on Thursday. Four of the men are from suburban St.