TOPEKA – (December 3, 2018) – The State of Kansas has resolved two additional years of disputed payments made under the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. The agreement, which was finalized last week, settles disputes for payments made to the states in 2017 and 2018 by tobacco manufacturers who are part of the MSA. The disputes were related to the states’ compliance with the enforcement provisions of the MSA. The MSA directs states to “diligently enforce” various requirements of the settlement, including a requirement that other tobacco manufacturers that did not participate in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement pay money into escrow when they make sales in the state. Last...
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AG Derek Schmidt: State resolves two additional years of disputed tobacco settlement payments