Court Rules in Favor of Tobacco Settlement http://wkyufm.org en Appeals Court Upholds Tobacco Deal http://wkyufm.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-tobacco-deal <p>A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the 1998 National Settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn&#39;t amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government. The U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims from General Tobacco, a now-closed company based in North Carolina. The company had claimed the agreement it was misled into taking part in the agreement, causing it to effectively shut down five years later. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:14:28 +0000 Associated Press & Dan Modlin 7879 at http://wkyufm.org Appeals Court Upholds Tobacco Deal