Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Current Parent Company: 
British American Tobacco
Penalty: 
$17,250,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
December 22, 2004
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
tobacco litigation
Violation Description: 

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco agreed to pay $17.25 million to settle a state lawsuit concerning its advertisements in publications with large teenage readership.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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