State officials have settled a decade’s worth of disputed claims dealing with Kentucky’s tobacco settlement money.

US Appeals Court Backs Graphic Cigarette Labels

Mar 19, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal appeals court has upheld a law requiring new, bigger graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. 

The lawsuit was filed in Kentucky. It's one of two suits by tobacco companies against the federal rules that would make them slap large images on cigarette packs depicting the health ravages of smoking.

The other case has so far resulted in a federal judge in Washington blocking the new requirement, arguing last month it violated free speech. That decision is being appealed by the government.