Supreme Court Declines Tobacco Antitrust Case

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a California smoker’s lawsuit blaming the rising cost of cigarettes on a $206 billion settlement agreement reached a decade ago between 46 states and big tobacco.




     Without comment, the justices rejected California smoker Steve Sanders’ antitrust complaint against California Attorney Gen. Jerry Brown, and large tobacco companies such as Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.

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