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Federal government files civil lawsuit against RJR and the CTMC to recover smuggling damages

On Dec. 21st, 1999, the Canadian federal government announced that it had filed a civil suit in the United States against RJR-Macdonald, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (the former U.S. parent company) and the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers’ Council (CTMC).

The government’s statement of claim, is available on the website of the Tobacco Control Resource Center. See also the government press release on the RICO lawsuit.

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