Judge: Tobacco Company Owes More Than $6.37M In Fees Under Federal Law

(October 8, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington on Sept. 17 denied a tobacco company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it brought by the U.S. government, which argues that the company owes $6,372,209.67 for violations of federal law pertaining to the sale of tobacco products. The judge said the company wrongly argued that the payment constitutes a violation of the takings clause of the U.S. Constitution (United States of America v. King Mountain Tobacco Company Inc., No. 14-3162, E.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128753)....
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