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compensatory damages totaling $200,028.57 for negligence on the part of RJR and a defective cigarette design.

  • 2000-10-15: LITIGATION: BAT, Santa Fe natural sue to block NY law banning out-of-state

cigarette sales directly to consumers.

  • 2000-11: LITIGATION: NORWAY: Lifelong smoker Robert Lund loses case against

Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrikk A/S.

  • 2000-11-03: LITIGATION: European Union files suit in New York against RJR, Philip

Morris on RICO/smuggling claims.

  • 2000-11-04: LITIGATION: ENGLE: U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages rules that

the Engle case belongs in state, not federal court.

  • 2000-11-05: LITIGATION: Lorillard, Liggett reach a tentative $8 Billion Settlement of

individual tobacco suits, brokered by NY Judge Weinstein.

  • 2000-11-06: LITIGATION: ENGLE: Judge Kaye affirms $145 Billion award against tobacco

companies.

  • 2000-11-14: LITIGATION: Judge stays New York ban on direct sales of cigarettes to

consumers via internet or mail order. Judge Loretta A. Preska writes that Brown & Williamson is "likely to be able to prove that the statute discriminates against interstate commerce" and, therefore, violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause allowing interstate commerce. The law was to take effect 11/14; Preska schedules a hearing to consider whether she should impose a longer-lasting injunction.

  • 2000-12-03: BUSINESS: London Times reports that BAT has agreed to give Nottingham

University 3.8m pounds to set up an "International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility."

  • 2000-12-11: BUSINESS: Philip Morris Cos. completes its $18.9 billion acquisition of

Nabisco Holdings Corp., creating the world's second-biggest food maker behind Switzerland's Nestle SA. Also, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. completes its purchase of Nabisco Group Holdings Corp., which held an 80.5 percent stake in Nabisco Holdings.

2001

  • 2001: BUSINESS: US MARKET SHARE: Top Brands:

    • 1.

      Marlboro, Philip Morris, 52.4% (Source: Philip Morris 1Q, April, 2001)

  • 2001: BUSINESS: TOP TOBACCO EXPORTERS Country / %Share of world tobacco

exports

    • Brazil 17%

    • US 10%

    • Zimbabwe 9%

    • China 6%

    • India 5.6%

  • 2001-01-01: CANADA: Canada mandates large, graphic cigarette pack labels.

  • 2001-01: CANADA: Imperial begins distributing three lifestyle magazines: Real Edge, for

men, The Art of Living Simple, for women, and Pursuit, an arts mag.

  • 2001: SMOKEFREE: MN: Cloquet, Moose Lake and Duluth ban smoking in restaurants.

  • 2001-01-08: IL: Susan Miles et al v Philip Morris Inc. is certified as a class action lawsuit in

Madison County.

  • 2001-01-11: Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General (2001)

  • 2001-01-11: BUSINESS: B&W re-launches Pall Mall nationally as the New Filtered PALL

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