Tobacco Companies Reiterate Divide Among State Courts In FAA Question
(July 21, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON D.C. — A group of tobacco companies reiterated to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 5 that it should review a case involving the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between a group of tobacco companies and states over whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts state laws because there is a divide among the state courts of last resort (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 15-1299, U.S. Sup.).