Table 5

 Settlements reached during the third wave of tobacco litigation

Type of case1996199719981999200020012002200320042005
*The states of Mississippi, West Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts and Louisiana settled cases with Brooke Group Ltd and Liggett Group Inc (http://stic.neu.edu/settlement/AGsettlement96.htm), preliminary to the states’ ultimate settlements with all of the major tobacco companies in the years 1997–1998.
†The two settled cases were In Re: Mike Moore, ex rel., State of Mississippi Tobacco Litigation, Chancery Court, Jackson, Mississippi, No. 94–1429 (http://stic.neu.edu/MS/mssettle.htm); and State of Florida v. American Tobacco Co, Inc, Circuit Court, 15th Judicial District, Palm Beach County, Florida, No. CL 95–1466 (http://stic.neu.edu/Fl/flsettle.htm).
‡A number of states separately settled the state attorney general cases with Brooke Group Ltd and Liggett Group Inc (http://stic.neu.edu/liggettsettle.htm), preliminary to the states’ ultimate settlements with all of the major tobacco companies in the years 1997–1998. See note § for information regarding the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).
§The Master Settlement Agreement was reached between 46 states and the major US tobacco companies (http://www.naag.org/backpages/naag/tobacco/msa/msa-pdf/1109185724_1032468605_cigmsa.pdf). For a complete listing of the individual state cases settled, see the MSA (exhibit D).
¶The two other settled cases in 1998 were State of Minnesota v. Philip Morris Inc, District Court, 2nd Judicial District, Ramsey County, Minnesota, No. C1–94–8565 (http://stic.neu.edu/MN/settlement.htm and http://stic.neu.edu/MN/consent.htm); and State of Texas v. American Tobacco Co, US District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No. 5:96-CV-0091 (http://stic.neu.edu/Tx/Texas-settlement.htm).
**Castano v. American Tobacco Co Inc, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, No. 94–1044, was settled with Brooke Group Ltd and Liggett Group Inc.
††Broin v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc, Circuit Court, 11th Judicial Circuit, Dade County, Florida, No. 91–49738 CA 22, was settled with all defendants.
‡‡Traverso v. Lorillard Tobacco Co, Superior Court, San Francisco County, California, was settled following a verdict holding the defendant liable for $1.048 million, but before the jury could assess supplementary damages in a second phase of the trial.
§§Shipman v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc, District Court, 18th Judicial District, Johnson County, Texas, No. 26294.
¶¶McMullin v. US Smokeless Tobacco Co, Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, Duval County, Florida, No. 00-02790-CA.
***Mattern v. Liggett Group, Inc, Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial District, City of St Louis, Missouri, No. 032-09705.
Sources: Court filings; news media reports; Tobacco Control Resource Center, Northeastern University School of Law; Morgan Stanley Equity Research North America, Prudential Equity Group, LLC.
Health care cost recovery actions5*2† ‡48§ ¶0000000
Class actions1**1††00000000
Individual actions00001‡‡001§§1¶¶1***