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STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT

COUNTY OF RAMSEY SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

CASE TYPE: OTHER CIVIL

________________________________________________________ Court File No. C1-94-8565

The State of Minnesota,

By Hubert H. Humphrey, III,

Its Attorney General,

and

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota,

Plaintiffs,

vs. ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT

B.A.T. INDUSTRIES P.L.C.’S

Philip Morris Incorporated, MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, SUBJECT TO RENEWAL

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation,

B.A.T. Industries, p.l.c.,

British-American Tobacco Company Limited,

BAT (U.K. & Export) Limited,

Lorillard Tobacco Company,

The American Tobacco Company,

Liggett Group, Inc.,

The Council for Tobacco Research - U.S.A., Inc., and

The Tobacco Institute, Inc.

Defendants.

________________________________________________________

On November 20, 1997, Defendant B.A.T. Industries, p.l.c.. ("BAT Ind."), brought its Motion for Summary Judgment before the Honorable Kenneth J. Fitzpatrick of the Ramsey County District Court. This motion was one of the many motions heard by the court on November 18 - 20, 1997, in this action.

WHEREAS, the Court finds that, due to outstanding discovery issues, the evidentiary record in this matter is incomplete and matters germaine to Defendant’s motion remain outstanding;

WHEREAS, competition of discovery and the evidence presented at trial may provide additional relevant evidence necessary for the Court to make an informed determination;

Based on all of the pleadings, files and records herein, having considered the pleadings and evidence submitted by the parties and the arguments and representations of counsel, now, therefore

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED

Defendant B.A.T. Industries, p.l.c.’s Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing Plaintiffs’ claims in their entirety is DENIED SUBJECT TO RENEWAL upon the completion of the parties’ presentations of evidence at trial. A memorandum is forthcoming.

Dated: January 26, 1998

Honorable Kenneth J. Fitzpatrick

Judge of District Court

801_BATI.ORD

 

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