Published in Cancer Weekly, January 18th, 2005
The board overseeing distribution of the payments, called Phase II funds, filed the notice of appeal in North Carolina Business Court.
Judge Ben Tennille angered farmers December 29, 2004, when he ruled that cigarette companies didn't have to make final annual payments to growers because the 1999 settlement was superseded by Congress' approval of a $10.1 billion tobacco buyout this fall.
In 1999, the four major...
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