That should have been enough pay-0ff for the IL govt.
Anyway - KFT is not part of PM-USA hasn't it been determined that MO as Altria isn't directly liable? how do they ever reall prove it I don't know but I'm sure Kraft is safer than it would have been a year or two ago.
I doubt the liability question is that simple. Altria owns PMUSA and 84% of Kraft. How has it been determined that Altria is not liable? Isn't this something that would be argued for eons in court?
Analogy: When your Lizzie Grubman plowed down those barhoppers in the Hamptons 2 summers ago, who did the vulture lawyers go after? Of course they went after her wealthy father. So naturally IL would consider going after Kraft in this scenario.
"Anyway - KFT is not part of PM-USA hasn't it been determined that MO as Altria isn't directly liable?"