The maker of OxyContin will pay Kentucky $24 million

OxyContin suit settled for $24 million Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:24 AM By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT - The maker of OxyContin will pay Kentucky $24 million over the next eight years as part of the settlement of a long-running lawsuit that accused the company of misleading the public about the addictiveness of …

Kentucky reaches settlement with Big Tobacco

Adam Beam, AP Business Writer 6:04 p.m. EDT June 12, 2014 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tobacco companies have agreed to pay Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement. In 1998, U.S. tobacco companies agreed to pay $229 billion to 52 states …