Altria's (MO -0.2%) Philip Morris pays up to $3.5B to U.S. states under a settlement from 1998...

|About: Altria Group, Inc. (MO)|By:, SA News Editor

Altria's (MO -0.2%) Philip Morris pays up to $3.5B to U.S. states under a settlement from 1998 in which tobacco firms agreed to pay over $200B to states to help finance the health bills of sick smokers. Altria is disputing $206M of the payment, which is now sitting in escrow.