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North Atlantic Operating Company, Inc. ("NAOC") and National Tobacco Company LP ("North Atlantic"), along with attorneys at Venable, secured a major victory against cigarette paper counterfeiters in Indiana, resulting in a prohibition of the sale of fake ZIG-ZAG® brand cigarette papers. The Venable legal team, which consisted of Marci Ballard, Victoria Danta, and Maria Sinatra, obtained a preliminary injunction and negotiated a settlement agreement resulting in (i) a permanent injunction and entry of final judgment and (ii) a lump-sum payment of several hundred thousand dollars, which covers all of North Atlantic's attorneys' fees, investigator fees and costs, and statutory damages. This win further underscores North Atlantic's strategy of zero tolerance against counterfeit goods imported into the U.S.