FROM THE ARCHIVE

Tobacco companies resisting settlement

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JUNE 22, 2001

The Justice Department has extended an invitation to tobacco companies to discuss a possible settlement to the federal government's lawsuit but the firms aren't jumping for joy at the request.

Phillip Morris said they would agree to a meeting but that the suit has no merit. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco said they have no intention of settling.

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Tobacco Firms Invited to Discuss Possible Settlement (The Washington Post 6/22)

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