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“Massive” tobacco industry third party lobbying for revised European Directive

The tobacco industry deployed “massive” third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, reveal
British Medical Journal
added Feb 24, 2015 14:59

[Indonesia, Switzerland] Gaius Publius: Tobacco Deaths, TPP and the “Trade” Courts

Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, Americablog, and Naked Capitalism
Naked Capitalism (blog)
added Feb 24, 2015 13:46

Japan Tobacco International: Hospitality for UK MPs

Since 2011, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has provided hospitality and tickets to Members of Parliament for various events, including the Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Cricket Test Matches at the Oval. (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Feb 20, 2015 15:52

Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01

[Illinois] Jim Dey: Justice's legal foes continue their attack

trial lawyers...are trying to force a judge they consider unfriendly—Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier—off the case....Tillery's motion alleges bias. Philip Morris lawyers will dispute that when they file a response due Thursday (Feb . 19).
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Feb 15, 2015 11:17

[Illinois] Ethics experts say recusal theory in $10 billion tobacco case is defective

Plaintiffs seeking to remove Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from review of their $10 billion judgment against cigarette maker Philip Morris advanced a theory with no stopping point, ethics experts swear.
Madison County (IL) Record
added Feb 12, 2015 19:28
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Bob Bauer’s Advice on Campaign Finance Reform: Aim Low, or Prepare to Get Sued

Former White House counsel Robert Bauer on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to aim low in crafting new rules for campaign contributions in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down certain donation limits.
National Law Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 17:11

[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
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