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[Illinois] Supreme Tort: The Campaign To Fire Justice Lloyd Karmeier

The cloud that’s been raining on Karmeier’s Supreme Court career comprises two cases. ... a $10.1 billion victory in the class action Price v. Philip Morris. In that case, the plaintiffs convinced a judge that the tobacco company defrauded customers by ma
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Feb 11, 2015 00:17
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[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Karmeier confident he will be retained

advertisements specifically contended that Karmeier overturned nine-figure settlements in the Philip Morris and State Farm suits just a few years after those companies channeled more than $4 million into Karmeier’s contentious 2004 election bid for Illino
The Southern Illinoisan
added Feb 10, 2015 19:18

Illinois Supreme Court justice draws fire in tobacco case

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the tobacco company again are seeking to remove Justice Lloyd Karmeier, citing in part $500,000 in contributions by Altria Group, Philip Morris' parent company, to a group that supported Karmeier in the Nov. 4
Crain's Chicago Business
added Feb 10, 2015 18:02

[California] MORAIN: Smoke gets in your eyes in nicotine-stained Central Valley

I wondered whether Grove, who has accepted $27,400 in tobacco donations since running for office, might align herself with Sandoval. She neglected to call back. I’d count that as a no vote.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 7, 2015 19:36

Ginsburg Voices Concern About Abortion Rights, Campaign Finance

Ginsburg also expressed worry about "our system being polluted" by money pouring into election campaigns—including judicial elections. "Something is terribly wrong... one day sensible restrictions on campaign finance will be the law of the land,"
National Law Journal
added Feb 5, 2015 19:12

[Australia] Donor Annual Return - 2013-14 - Philip Morris Limited

$20,000.00 Liberal Democratic Party / $15,000.00 Liberal Party of Australia / $45,000.00 Liberal Party of Australia - Tasmanian Division
AEC (Australian Election Commission) (au)
added Feb 3, 2015 08:13

[Australia] Big Tobacco donated to Tasmanian Liberals

The Tasmanian branch of the Liberal Party of Australia accepted an $11,000 donation from one of Australia’s largest tobacco companies, Philip Morris. Philip Morris is one the the tobacco companies which has opposed federal legislation requiring plain pac
Tasmanian Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2015 11:23

[Australia] Liberals gain $70,000 from tobacco firms

THE Liberal Party received $70,000 in donations from tobacco firm Philip Morris in the past financial year, with one contribution dated after a ban was imposed. PRIOR to the September 2013 federal election the Liberal-National coalition faced pressure f
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Feb 2, 2015 11:23

AUDIO: Washington Senator: It's Not Just Lobbyist-Paid Meals But 'Free Cigars, Free Booze'

“If it’s just going after meals, I think we ought to be talking about free cigars, free booze in establishments right across the street,” ... A beer and cigar at a lobbyist’s house might not trigger the proposed reporting requirement for lawmakers unless
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Feb 1, 2015 10:37

California Sees Smoke, Suspects Fire and Declares E-Cigarettes a Health Threat

The tobacco industry, which saw its sales and profits hammered the last two decades, has struck gold with vaping...points a finger at “the combination of weak leadership at the state level, willingness of political leaders to accept tobacco industry mone
added Jan 31, 2015 10:30
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