SHOW-ME MONEY TO BURN: MISSOURI WINS $50 MILLION FROM BIG TOBACCO!!!
Big money victory for the AG Koster touted on his website (and in his campaign for Gov.) right now:
"AG Koster announces Missouri wins return of nearly $50 million in tobacco settlement case"
News today from a tobacco industry crackdown:
"Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Judge Jimmie Edwards of the City of St. Louis Circuit Court has partially vacated a 2013 arbitration panel ruling that cost Missouri approximately $70 million from its annual tobacco settlement payment. Koster sent a copy of the ruling to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the independent auditor that calculates the states' tobacco payments, along with a letter demanding that Missouri's payment be revised to comply with the court's ruling.
"As a result of today's decision, Missouri should be paid nearly $50 million that the tobacco companies sought to withhold from our State," Koster said. "This money will provide needed support for state priorities like public education. I thank our dedicated team of attorneys, who have litigated this case for years to ensure that Missouri receives its fair share of the settlement money."
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