Mississippi Medicaid

The State of Mississippi
v American Tobacco et. al.

Chancery Court of Jackson County, Mississippi

Filed 1994

Photo of Mississippi Attorney General Michael Moore

Mississippi Attorney General Michael Moore

Settled

Mississippi was the first state to sue tobacco companies to recoup health care costs associated with smoking. It was also the first state to win a settlement. The case brought to trial by Mississippi Attorney General Michael Moore.

Timeline

  • 1994 – May 23: Mississippi sues American Tobacco et al
  • 1997 – July 3: Tobacco companies settle Mississippi Medicaid lawsuit for $3.6 billion

The State of Mississippi v. American Tobacco et. al., filed in the Chancery Court of Jackson County, Mississippi (Case No. 94-1429).