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United States v. Philip Morris

United States v. Philip Morris

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.

Final Proposed Finding of Facts

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."

Final Opinion

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.

  • Complete Document - [PDF; 1683 pages; 5.6 MB]
  • Table of Contents - [PDF; 30 pages; 113 KB]
  • Sections 1 and 2 - Introduction and Procedural History
    - [PDF; 15 pages; 102 KB]
  • Section 3 - Creation, Nature, and Operation of the Enterprise - [PDF; 199 pages; 668 KB]
  • Section 4 - The Defendants are Engaged in and their Activities Affect Interstate and Foreign Commerce
    - [PDF; 7 pages; 69 KB]
  • Section 5 - Defendants Devised and Executed a Scheme to Defraud Consumers and Potential Consumers of Cigarettes in Most, but not all, of the Areas Alleged by the Government - [PDF; 1260 pages; 4.03 MB]
  • Section 6 - The Provisions and Implications of Settlement Agreements by Defendants - [PDF; 21 pages; 115 KB]
  • Section 7 - Defendants Have Violated 18 U.S.C. 1962(c)
    - [PDF; 90 pages; 369 KB]
  • Section 8 - Defendants Have Violated 18 U.S.C. 1962(d)
    - [PDF; 12 pages; 102 KB]
  • Section 9 - Altria is Liable for its Violations of 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) and (d) - [PDF; 3 pages; 60 KB]
  • Section 10 - There is a Likelihood of Present and Future Violations of RICO - [PDF; 20 pages; 128 KB]
  • Section 11 - Remedies - [PDF; 33 pages; 162 KB]
     

Final Judgement and Order

US Court of Appeals Decision - 5/22/2009

Document Removal Order - 12/29/2011

Depository and Index Error Corrections - 4/4/2012

Corrective Actions

Memorandum Opinion on Corrective Actions - 1/26/2012

Memorandum Opinion on Corrective Actions - 11/27/2012

Materials Related to Implementation of Corrective Statements - 1/10/2014

Amicus Reply - 1/30/2014