Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Philip Morris USA
Current Parent Company: 
Altria
Penalty: 
$6,250,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
December 14, 2011
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
tobacco litigation
Violation Description: 

The country's two biggest tobacco companies agreed to improve public access to internal tobacco-industry documents and to pay $6.25 million into a court fund that will go to support the country's largest online collection of tobacco documents. The agreement was part of the landmark case against the country's largest cigarette companies.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Virginia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
tobacco
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tobacco
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Parent company note: 
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