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[Canada] $15 billion awarded to Quebec smokers in landmark class-action lawsuit

Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan’s long-awaited 276-page decision was made public following years of testimony and another six months of deliberations.
Canadian Press
added Jun 2, 2015 07:24
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[Canada] Tobacco companies to appeal C$15 billion Canadian court ruling

Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C$15 billion (£7.8 billion) in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. The damages would compensate about 100,000 Quebec smokers
Reuters
added Jun 2, 2015 06:48
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[Canada] Philip Morris International Inc.'s Canadian Subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., to Appeal Decision in Québec Class Action Tobacco Suits

Philip Morris International Inc. is not a party to the cases and is not liable for any portion of this judgment. “These two class actions in Canada are outliers and unique to Canada. They were outliers when filed in 1998 and, since then, courts have con
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jun 3, 2015 17:07
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[Canada] Philip Morris International Inc.'s Canadian Subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., to Appeal Decision in Québec Class Action Tobacco Suits

“These two class actions in Canada are outliers and unique to Canada. They were outliers when filed in 1998 and, since then, courts have consistently rejected these types of class actions. Class actions are not designed for personal injury cases like the
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jun 2, 2015 05:09
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SWEDA: Under An Hour: My Time at the 2015 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting

my question is ‘Why shouldn’t Altria’s shareholders and investors expect the company to continue to pay judgments in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in the years to come?’” Mr. Barrington answered that litigation “presents risks to
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:31
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RESPONSE OF ALTRIA GROUP, INC. AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. TO ORDER #54-REMAND 2015-06-01

state that they did not provide the Court with any information or assurances at the hearing on May 19, 2015... Altria and PM USA take no position with respect to any request of R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard that this Court enter the pending (Proposed) Unopp
Tobacco On Trial
added Jun 1, 2015 12:38
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[Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine] World Trade Organization panel to hear oral arguments on Australia tobacco plain packaging case from June 1-5, 2015

The hearing will take place at WTO in Geneva from 1st to 5th June 2015... There are five complainants that have each brought a claim to WTO: Ukraine, Honduras, Indonesia, Cuba and Dominican Republic. These five cases will be heard together next week. Toba
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Singapore, USA] Secret trials no help to trade and highlight risks of TPP

The Singapore tribunal is hearing a case Philip Morris Asia is bringing against Australia under the 1993 investment agreement. ... The case is proceeding under a version of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) procedures that the US insists must b
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:24
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[UK] How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

The 12 year agreement is now coming to an end – but the European Commission is now discussing its ‘renewal’ with Phillip Morris. This is incredibly worrying. There’s a fundamental conflict here, considering that the international community recognises t
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:30
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[Asia] YAQOOB: Smuggling of cigarettes into Pakistan

Cigarettes have been smuggled into Pakistan as a means of creating brand awareness and loyalty to international brands...authorities need to...curb the illicit trade and impose heavy duties and fines on the MNC whose products are sold in the Pakistani mar
The Nation (pk)
added May 31, 2015 07:46
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