Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Current Parent Company: 
British American Tobacco
Penalty: 
$150,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
March 26, 2010
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
tobacco litigation
Violation Description: 

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. agreed to pay $150,000 in settlement of allegations its advertising spread in a 2007 Rolling Stone magazine violated the master tobacco settlement's ban on cartoons in cigarette advertising.

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