Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Current Parent Company: 
British American Tobacco
Penalty: 
$175,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 5, 2001
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
tobacco litigation
Violation Description: 

R.J. Reynolds agreed to pay $175,000 to allegations brought by California and Arizona that the company violated the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) and state consumer protection laws in its mailing of free cigarettes to Californians.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
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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