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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: STIPULATION AND ORDER RE [#39], May 17, 2016

THE COURT FINDS GOOD CAUSE EXISTS FOR THE PARTIES’ STIPULATION AND ON THAT BASIS THE FOREGOING STIPULATION IS APPROVED AND IS SO ORDERED.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 18, 2016 06:39
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[California] CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, May 15-17, 2016

05/17/2016 40 STIPULATION AND ORDER RE [#39]. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 5/17/16. (cl, COURT STAFF)
Tobacco On Trial
added May 18, 2016 06:26
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[California] Calif. Tobacco Distributor Gets 5 Years For Tax Fraud ($$)

A California tobacco distributor on Tuesday was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $16 million in restitution, according to prosecutors, following his conviction for hiding more than $35 million in purchases from the state to avoid exci
Law360
added May 18, 2016 16:41
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[California] Beverage Industry Loses Bid To Halt San Fran Soda Warning ($$)

A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to block a San Francisco ordinance ... have a chilling effect on speech, pointing out that the tobacco industry successfully incorporated...
Law360
added May 18, 2016 16:38
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[California] $2 cigarette tax initiative advances toward ballot

California would raise its cigarette tax for the first time in nearly two decades under the ballot measure, going from 87 cents to $2.87 on top of the regular price of smokes. The signatures are being turned over to the secretary of state’s office, which
San Francisco Chronicle
added May 18, 2016 07:02
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[California] Newsletter Essential Politics: Tobacco tax redux

Critics, led by the tobacco industry, will rightly counter that voters rejected a tax increase in 2006 and again as Proposition 29 in 2012. The most recent campaign was decided by just 24,076 votes out of more than 5 million cast.
Los Angeles Times
added May 17, 2016 16:29
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Billionaire-backed campaign launched to raise California’s tobacco tax

Billionaire Tom Steyer, who was the nation’s largest individual political donor in 2014, spending $74 million that year, is leading the campaign for the tobacco tax. He has funneled $1 million into collecting signatures to qualify the measure for the Nov
Los Angeles Times
added May 17, 2016 16:28
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Tax Measure Could Cause Financial Jolt to California Smokers

Backers hope the higher cost of cigarettes would discourage young people from smoking while raising money for anti-smoking campaigns and research on tobacco-related illnesses. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in California is now about $5.50. Th
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2016 16:25
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[California] CalPERS speeds up deadline to debate tobacco investments

Investment chair orders divestment study within nine months instead of two years / Treasurer John Chiang wanted to squash study, keep pension portfolio free of tobacco / Next step: Debate over divestment once study is completed
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 17, 2016 16:18
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[California] Calpers accelerates timeline for tobacco study

The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System on Monday shortened the timeline for the completion of a study examining its 16-year-old decision to divest from tobacco.
Reuters
added May 18, 2016 06:45
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