|Big Tobacco seen able to handle settlement payout
||Despite the unprecedented size of the 6 billion nationwide tobacco settlement, state and local governments counting on the money need not be concerned about Big Tobacco's ability to pay, analysts said.
|Attorneys meet with Florida tobacco judge
||Attorneys meet for a sidebar with Circuit Judge Robert P. Kaye at the end of the third day of deliberations in the Florida class-action lawsuit against the tobacco companies, Wednesday June 30, 1999, at the Miami Dade County Courthouse.
|Tobacco judge stands firm on gag order
||Robert Heim, lead attorney for the tobacco industries, left, addresses circuit court Judge Robert P. Kaye, right, following the second day of jury deliberations at the Miami Dade County Courthouse, Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in Miami. The defense requested a
|Landmark Engle Suit Goes to Jury
||Almost a year after they were chosen, jurors who listened to the first smokers' class-action case to reach trial were expected to begin deliberations today.
|Kentucky - Tobacco spending proposal offered
||A group of Kentucky agricultural leaders yesterday nailed down a 8 million plan to reshape the state's farm economy with tobacco settlement money.
|Cigar Dealers sue City of Baltimore over Tax
||Nine cigar and wholesale tobacco companies in Maryland sued Baltimore yesterday to block a new cigar tax from taking effect July 1.
|Clinton hopes the lawsuit is closer
||President Bill Clinton, who has vowed to try to recoup the billions of dollars spent by the government on smoking-related illnesses, on Friday said he hoped the Justice Department was closer to filing a lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
|Lorrilard lawyer pleads with jury
||Lorrilard representative David Ross, center, addresses the jury on the second day of closing arguments on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at the Miami Dade County Courthouse in Florida. Lorrilard is one of the companies named in a class action lawsuit filed again
|Asthma Inhalants Don't Help Smokers
||The inhaled steroids that enable asthma patients to breathe easier won't do much to help people with lung disease from years of smoking.
|Phillip Morris lawyer pleads with jury
||Phillip Morris representative Robert Heim, lead defense attorney for the tobacco industry that is being sued in a class-action lawsuit by a Florida Class, addresses the jury on the defense's final day of closing arguments Friday, June 25, 1999, at the Mia
|GOP Senators Trying to Block Tobacco Suit
||Senate Republicans have quietly slipped an obstacle in the path of the Clinton administration's threat to file a massive lawsuit against the tobacco industry, and several Democrats vowed yesterday to fight to remove the roadblock.