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[California] MPAA Disagrees With Potential Ban On Smoking In PG-13 Movies

This lawsuit could have huge effects on the film industry: if the use of cigarettes on-screen get deemed as inappropriate, that opens up a huge can of worms that could go so far as to claim that the use of guns on-screen affects gun violence, that high-s
Tech Times
added Jul 19, 2016 18:51
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[California] Tobacco companies drop nearly $17 million into anti-tax campaign

After months of eerie silence from the tobacco industry, Altria and R.J. Reynolds reported nearly $17 million in contributions Friday to oppose Proposition 56, which would increase tobacco taxes by $2 a pack in California. Altria contributed $10.8 milli
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 19, 2016 15:47
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[California] Tobacco companies give $17 million to defeat cigarette tax

R.J. Reynolds and Altria affiliates reported giving $16 million in cash and nearly $1 million in non-monetary contributions to defeat a proposed $2 tax on each pack of cigarettes. Altria spokeswoman Beth Miller says the donations reported Friday will go
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 18, 2016 19:57
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[California] Movie Ratings Are Not Protected By First Amendment, Court Told

"The complaint raises no question of artistic freedom or of defendants' right to participate in public debate," states plaintiffs' newest memo. "Instead this lawsuit deals with quotidian issues of false labeling and advertising. The complaint asserts tha
Hollywood Reporter
added Jul 18, 2016 18:01
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[California] Film Ratings Aren't Protected Speech, Father Says

Rather, the ratings are “quintessential commercial speech” subject to the consumer protection, false advertising and traditional tort claims raised in the proposed class action, the father argued. The groups and the studios are certainly entitled to Firs
Law360
added Jul 18, 2016 17:37
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FORSYTH v MPAA: PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO [1] DEFENDANTS' SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE (PDF)

Defendants make no attempt to argue that the fraudulent portion of the UCL claim fails to state a claim other than the arguments made with respect to the FAL claim. Defendants ' arguments with regard to the FAL claim are without merit for the reasons sta
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 17, 2016 01:44
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[California] GLANTZ: Plaintiffs submit response to MPAA, studios, and NATO's Motion to Dismiss class action lawsuit over fraudulent ratings

The brief is all legal arguments, but it contains some great examples of statements that the MPAA made defending the unique value of the ratings system to parents for deciding what films their kids can watch in other cases that will likely help the plain
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 17, 2016 01:35
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[California] DOCKET for FORSYTH v MPAA

44 RESPONSE (re 31 MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Defendants’ Notice of Motions and 1 Special Motion to Strike Pursuant to California Anti-SLAPP Statute / Request for Judicial Notice re 44 Opposition/Response to Motion, filed byTimothy Forsyth.
Tobacco On Trial
added Jul 16, 2016 02:03
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[California] Vaping helps public health, study finds

The study falls short of actually proving e-cigarette benefits for quitting smoking, said Crotty Alexander, who conducts research on e-cigarettes. "The data still does not suggest that NDDs help in smoking cessation," she said. "And data is lacking on w
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 16, 2016 01:27
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[California] With Hermosa Beach smoking ban, the devil is in the details

City Council was expected to pass a smoking ban citywide—extending beyond current no-smoking areas to all public right-of-ways in the city—on Tuesday night. But there were two major changes to the ban. The first is a shift from a misdemeanor to an infrac
The Beach Reporter (Manhattan Beach, CA)
added Jul 16, 2016 00:34
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