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The following litigation resources document the U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit against the major tobacco companies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute. For related documents, visit the U.S. Department of Justice's Litigation Against Tobacco Companies website.
The Final Proposed Finding of Facts outlines the US Government's case that "substantial evidence establishes that Defendants have engaged and executed -- and continue to engage in and execute -- a massive 50-year scheme to defraud the public."
The Final Opinion and Final Judgement and Order summarize the major findings and conclusions of the Court along with the remedies to be undertaken by the tobacco companies including provisions for corrective statements in the media regarding smoking and health, disaggregated marketing data, and internal document disclosure.
Memorandum Opinion on Corrective Actions - 11/27/2012
Materials Related to Implementation of Corrective Statements - 1/10/2014
Amicus Reply - 1/30/2014