Tow Distributing Inc., et al. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Inc.

Representation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota in class action lawsuits filed on behalf of participants seeking to claim over $400 million recovered in a prior settlement with the tobacco companies.  A settlement was finally approved in which Blue Cross contributed an additional $11 million to a fund previously established for participants, leaving most of the tobacco settlement for programs needed in Minnesota to address health issues.