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[North Carolina] Shadow of outside ownership may grow over Reynolds

what the company’s long-term price may be for a landmark strategic deal completed in 2004. In that year, Reynolds bought Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. from British American Tobacco PLC, essentially eliminating the industry’s No. 3 competitor from the mar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 4, 2014 10:20
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Apologies are over, Big Tobacco looks ready for M&A

British American Tobacco will soon be free to build on its 42 percent stake in Reynolds American Inc. But bankers say British American could also take interest in U.K. rival Imperial Tobacco Group if it can overcome antitrust hurdles in Europe. CNBC's Jo
CNBC
added Jan 24, 2014 20:22
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[Mississippi] Merrell Williams Jr., Paralegal Who Bared Big Tobacco, Dies at 72

Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov.
New York Times
added Nov 26, 2013 23:15
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Paralegal who blew whistle on Big Tobacco dies at 72

Moore said in an email. "We got on a plane and took those documents to Congress and the FDA." "The three big lies — cigarettes don't cause cancer, nicotine is not addictive and we don't market to kids — were all refuted by the B&W documents Merrell obtain
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 26, 2013 23:21
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Tobacco Turncoat Merrell Williams Jr. Dies at 72

Mr. Williams, who died Nov. 18 at age 72 after a heart attack, said he gave up smoking after reading the documents, which were used to show that tobacco executives knew that cigarettes were addictive and caused cancer, and that the companies marketed cig
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 26, 2013 23:18
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Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

A paralegal who supplied documents that set off a legal assault that staggered the nation's biggest tobacco companies has died. Merrell Williams Jr. died last week in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72. ... Williams is remembered by former Mississippi Attorn
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2013 16:32
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[Missouri] Summary of SC92961, Lincoln Smith, et al. v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (PDF)

Court en banc holds: Because the court of appeals’ mandate in the first appeal did not address any issues concerning what evidence could be presented at the retrial of punitive damages, and because the circuit court did not err in overruling either the Sm
The Missouri Judiciary
added Sep 11, 2013 21:27
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[Missouri] LINCOLN SMITH, ET AL. v. BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION / APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY (PDF)

Because the court of appeals' mandate in Smith I did not address any issues concerning what evidence could be presented at the retrial of punitive damages, and because the circuit court did not err in overruling the Smiths' motion for new trial or B&W's m
The Missouri Judiciary
added Sep 11, 2013 21:23
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Annual Report 2012 (PDF)

Included in the US Litigation section below are all significant cases where B&W and/or a UK company is named as a defendant ... total number of US product liability cases pending at 31 December 2012 naming B&W was approximately 7,918 (2011: approximat
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Mar 25, 2013 09:38
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