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May 13, 1987
Jack Africk has been elected president and CEO of United States Tobacco Co., Greenwich, Conn.
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July 27, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Massachusetts to File Suit: The state attorney general's office is preparing a lawsuit against United States Tobacco Co. after a sting operation caught the company distributing smokeless tobacco products to minors. Thirty minors, at the request of the attorney general's office, filled out coupons from magazines and promotional displays offering free samples of Skoal chewing tobacco. "Where it asked for their age, they put down that they were 18 or older," an attorney general's spokeswoman said.
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BUSINESS
July 27, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Massachusetts to File Suit: The state attorney general's office is preparing a lawsuit against United States Tobacco Co. after a sting operation caught the company distributing smokeless tobacco products to minors. Thirty minors, at the request of the attorney general's office, filled out coupons from magazines and promotional displays offering free samples of Skoal chewing tobacco. "Where it asked for their age, they put down that they were 18 or older," an attorney general's spokeswoman said.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1987
Jack Africk has been elected president and CEO of United States Tobacco Co., Greenwich, Conn.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1992 | Associated Press
The United States Tobacco Co. has announced an agreement to sell distribution rights for Zig-Zag cigarette papers and related products to the North Atlantic Trading Co. Ltd. UST Inc., the holding company for United States Tobacco, will get $39 million in cash and additional considerations based on future earnings for the next 10 years. The divestiture is in line with UST's strategy of focusing on the principal products in its core businesses. U.S.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1998 | Associated Press
Washington state reached an out-of-court settlement with two defendants in its suit against the tobacco industry that seeks up to $2.2 billion in damages. King County Superior Court Judge George Finkle approved the settlement, under which United States Tobacco Co. and the Smokeless Tobacco Council agreed to discontinue billboard and transit advertisements of products and to support efforts to enact legislation that would ban vending machines in all but adult-only facilities. Greenwich, Conn.
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August 27, 1998 | Associated Press and Reuters
Three of the five major tobacco companies that have been in litigation settlement talks with state attorneys general are refusing to return to the negotiating table when discussions resume today in New York. A source close to the talks said the attorneys general see the companies' decision as a negotiating tactic and think the manufacturers will eventually return to the table. The source said the attorneys general decided to resume negotiations even if only two companies participate.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1998 | From Reuters
Tobacco industry lawyers on Tuesday denied any conspiracy to suppress the truth about smoking and health and accused Washington state of being its willing "financial partner" in the sale of cigarettes. "The state was very aware of the health risks of cigarettes," R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. lawyer Bradley Keller said, outlining the industry's response to the state's landmark lawsuit. "The state has to accept responsibility for its choices." Reynolds, a unit of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1995 | From Reuters
A lawsuit was filed against makers of chewing tobacco and snuff Monday, accusing them of trying to hook young people in what experts said was the first action of its kind against the smokeless tobacco industry. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Wichita, Kan., against United States Tobacco Co. and other defendants, claims that manufacturers of smokeless tobacco promoted products to teen-agers and hid the addictive nature of nicotine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A petition drive to overturn Los Angeles' restaurant smoking ban, depicted as led by local restaurateurs, was bankrolled almost exclusively by East Coast tobacco interests, according to a campaign disclosure statement released Friday. The statement, filed with the city's Ethics Commission, lists tobacco companies and their subsidiaries as giving $211,355 of the nearly $216,000 spent by the Los Angeles Hospitality Coalition in an attempt to reverse the ban.
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February 10, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Weintraub, the movie-producing entrepreneur who quit United Artists last year after a five-month stint as chairman, announced Monday that he has formed a new entertainment company. Weintraub Entertainment Group said it has obtained financing commitments totaling $461 million, including $143 million in private debt and equity offerings and $145 million in lines of credit from a group of banks led by Bank of America.
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June 13, 1996 | JAMES J. MORGAN, James J. Morgan is president and CEO of Philip Morris U.S.A
In May, President Clinton spoke to a group of high school students in Woodbridge, N.J., about tobacco. The president directed some of his comments to the tobacco industry. "Join with us," he said, "do not stay outside of and apart from this debate." The following week, Philip Morris U.S.A. and the United States Tobacco Co. accepted the president's challenge. Together, we proposed federal legislation to address the issue of underage tobacco use.
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