THE EUROPEAN Commission has sued RJ Reynolds in New York, seeking damages against allegations that it illegally laundered the proceeds of cigarette smuggling. The case - which also involves Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Luxembourg - also seeks an injunction stopping future alleged laundering. The Commission is currently appealing against a ruling that it could not sue Philip Morris, R. J. Reynolds and Japan Tobacco over cigarette smuggling per se; it says the dismissal of this case ...

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