Three Tobacco Makers Facing Lawsuit from South Korea State Insurer
South Korea's state health insurer has filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, it was confirmed on Monday. The suit seeks damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
The National Health Insurance Service said the suit, filed in Seoul's district court, named Phillip Morris, British American Tobacco (BAT) and South Korea's largest tobacco firm KT and G.
"Smoking is a serious issue affecting people,