Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
British American Tobacco
Penalty: 
$7,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 22, 2015
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
tobacco litigation
Violation Description: 

R.J.Reynolds and Brown and Williamson agreed to pay a total of $15 million in settlement of allegations they violated the terms of the tobacco settlement agreement by failing to pay into the fund for cigarettes manufactured for Star Tobacco. The announcement did not indicate how much each company would pay. Here we assume the payment was divided equally between them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Mississippi Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Mississippi
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.