EU Announces Intention to Sue Cigarette Companies in the US

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Friday, September 1, 2000
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
On July 20, 2000, Alessandro Buttice, a spokesman for the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), announced its intention to bring a civil action in a U.S. court against at least two U.S. cigarette makers in an attempt to recover billions of euros in taxes it alleges were lost to smuggling...[more]