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Maryland Will Receive $30 Million in Settlement With Tobacco Companies

Maryland is getting $30 million from a settlement with tobacco companies that dates back to the 1990s.

A panel of arbitrators ruled unanimously Monday in favor of Maryland’s attempt to recover funds withheld from a 1998 lawsuit against more than two dozen tobacco companies.

Corporations like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris claimed that Maryland did not properly enforce regulations on the cigarette industry, making them exempt from paying the $30 million in question.

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