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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Punitive Verdict ($$)

ordered each of the companies to pay $1.5 million in punitive damages in the suit brought by Rose Pollari after slapping them earlier this week with $10 million in compensatory damages in the case. The jury had found that Pollari's husband Paul Pollari
added Mar 27, 2015 00:21

[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13

[Australia] TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation

Public Citizen’s analysis of the leaked text is available here. It shows: The TPP would grant foreign investors and firms operating here expansive new substantive and procedural rights and privileges not available to U.S. firms under U.S. law, allowi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:52

[Australia] WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threat

Australian health, environment and public welfare regulation, including plain tobacco packaging legislation, will be open for challenge from largely US-based corporations, if a new deal that is part of the Trans Pacific Partnership goes through.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:41
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[Australia] Secret foreign courts ‘threaten democracy’

Wikileaks published a confidential chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... The Australian government could be sued for unlimited amounts of compensation by foreign companies unhappy with our laws, a leaked document may reveal. On Thursday, Wiki
The New Daily (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:40

Canada: Precedent-Setting Marlboro Decision Provides Guidance On Entitlement To Claim Profits In Trademark Infringement Cases

On March 23, 2015, the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris' profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This important decision for the parties w
added Mar 26, 2015 09:34

[Australia] KONCZAL: Free Trade Isn’t about Trade. It’s About Bureaucrats—and Guns.

provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones....Let’s dig into an example. In 2011, Australia passed the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011...globalization...about piling private burea
The Nation
added Mar 24, 2015 20:24

Special Report: When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long...Big tobacco companies have pushed for a range of controls on e-cigarettes. ... Big tobacco companies say their goal in pushing for firm control is not to hurt smaller competi
added Mar 24, 2015 03:32

[Ireland, Norway, UK] As Europe adopts Australia's plain packaging reforms, big tobacco fights back

"I haven't seen the industry as ferocious about anything in more than 40 years," says Prof Daube. "They clearly do see it as a massive threat, especially now that so many dominos are falling."... Also this week, billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomb
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 21, 2015 14:54

Dominion Virginia Power to Install Virginia's Largest Solar Installation to Date at Philip Morris USA

Dominion is currently installing about 8,000 ground-mounted solar panels at the PM USA Park 500 facility on Bermuda Hundred Road in Chesterfield County. When completed, the 2,450 kW solar array will generate enough electricity under optimum conditions to
PR Newswire
added Mar 18, 2015 16:49
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