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[Florida] How David Boies Became the Best Friend and Worst Enemy of Big Business

Boies himself argued before the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of cigarette companies …his daughter Caryl… died in 2010 of lung cancer at the age of 48. She had been a smoker. Asked how he squares this terrible loss with his continuing labors for tobacco
Bloomberg News
added May 13, 2015 10:04

[Asia-pacific, USA] The Trade Deal Tearing the Dems Apart

Warren evidently crossed some line in Obamaland when she suggested the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal would give corporations free rein…. Phillip Morris is currently using ISDS to challenge regulations in foreign countries on packaging cigarettes wi
The Daily Beast
added May 12, 2015 20:05

[Asia-pacific, USA] TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

corporate lawyers figured out how to make these things very valuable for big corporations. In 2012 alone, there were 53 ISDS disputes...Australia and Uruguay tried to implement antismoking laws, got sued by Phillip Morris. Canada tried to deny a mining co
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 12, 2015 19:52

[Florida] Tobacco Case Lesson: Use Closing Arguments Cautiously

A trial lawyer and his boss did something surprising: They saved a $5 million jury award by admitting error to judges. A loss would have been a significant upset for the plaintiffs' side of tobacco litigation and a signal victory for defense forces. (Daily Business Review)
added May 11, 2015 14:41

[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

"They gathered us all, and officially and without any previous warning, tell us that management had decided to close the factory down," he says. The reason they gave was the excessive regulation of smoking in Uruguay....
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2015 17:11

[Uruguay, USA] Can Elizabeth Warren Kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

If Congress passes what’s known as the “fast-track” bill next week .... binds Congress into an up or down vote... if it comes down to a simple “yes” or “no,” Warren’s famous touch, however powerful, might not be enough.
TIME Magazine
added May 9, 2015 11:53
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Exclusive - World Bank's pension investments clash with principles

indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion (£12.4 billion) staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that clash with the development institution's own calls for ethical and low-carbon investing.
added May 8, 2015 11:02

[Uruguay, USA] Big Tobacco: Why Smoking Is Not Going Away

United States continues to sit on the sideline...has abandoned developing nations to fight an industry...failure to act on tobacco is something American politicians can be held accountable for—after all, it is American regulation that shifted the market t
Harvard Political Review
added May 8, 2015 10:40

Philip Morris CEO: If you start smoking, smoke this

Philip Morris International is encouraging the world's 1.3 billion smokers to use products that it claims reduce the risks of smoking, CEO Andre Calantzopoulos said Thursday. The new products, called heat-not-burn, are different than e-cigarettes—which
added May 7, 2015 14:52

[Florida] Court Upholds $5M Award To Sick Smoker

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a verdict that calls for Philip Morris USA to pay $5 million to a man who suffers heart disease caused by smoking --- but it shielded the cigarette maker from potentially paying punitive damages.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 7, 2015 14:52
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