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[UK-Scotland] Billions sought in plain packaging compensation case

A global cigarette and tobacco company is launching the largest corporate compensation case in history over plain packaging legislation. Philip Morris will reportedly issue proceedings by Tuesday as it seeks between £9 billion and £11 billion from the U
Scottish Legal News (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:06
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[UK] Tobacco firms challenge plain packaging law

The Department of Health has responded saying that it refuses to be "held to ransom by the tobacco industry". If successful, the tobacco companies may secure huge payouts from the British government. British American Tobacco and Philip Morris say that st
BBC Online
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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[UK] Philip Morris, BAT Sue Over Law Taking Branding Off Packs

The tobacco companies claimed the so-called plain packaging law, which comes into effect a year from now, is excessive, harms their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organization rules. “We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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Cigarette groups begin legal action over UK branding ban

Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco on Friday began what is likely to be years of legal wrangling in the UK and European courts over the measure, which they say infringes property and trademark rights.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:03
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco Giants Sue Britain Over Rules on Plain Packaging

Britain would be the first of the European Union’s 28 countries to impose the regulation, which formed part of a broad new set of tobacco rules, also governing electronic cigarettes, that the union approved last year but has left up to member states to e
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 17:36
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[UK] Philip Morris sues over England's "plain packaging"

According to tobacco maker Philip Morris, the U.K. has crossed the line with a yet-to-be-implemented law that will put plain packaging on all cigarette boxes. While the logos of brands such as Philip Morris' Marlboro and Chesterfield would be covered up,
CBS
added May 22, 2015 17:33
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[UK] Where big tobacco is getting into legal battle over plain packaging

“Legal action is not something we wanted to have to consider and is not something we undertake lightly, but the U.K. government has left us with no other choice,” a British American Tobacco spokesperson said. The companies argue that the law violates th
WTVR TV 6 (Richmond, VA)
added May 22, 2015 17:32
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[Europe] Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) both argue the measures deprive them of property in the form of trademarks, and are seeking compensation that could extend to billions of pounds if they succeed. In legal objections fi
The Independent (uk)
added May 22, 2015 17:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH can’t impose ban on tobacco firms’ promo events – SC

The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeals’ (CA) ruling junking the health department’s 2009 decision that barred two Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc.’s (PMPMI) sales promotion activities, saying only the Inter-Agency Committee-Tobacco (
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 22, 2015 12:44
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay, USA] LETTERS: In the Heat of the Pacific Trade Battle

--TPP is not about free trade.... it is a corporate giveaway / --Investor-State Dispute Settlement accords are already included in many bilateral trade agreements, and we know what they bring — a Philip Morris suit against Uruguay for $25 million for the
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 12:37
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