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[Africa] U.K. regulators confirm investigation into BAT bribery allegations

Myers said the group “urges” the U.S. Justice Department “to also investigate the company’s alleged misconduct”as part of its full ownership of Reynolds. Myers used the investigation as another public advocacy moment, saying the allegations are “a remin
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 3, 2017 15:09
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[Kentucky, North Carolina] Ashland-born Miss America dies at 92

In 1944, Ramey did a song-and-dance routine in winning Miss America. ... A tobacco farm outside Eubank is where Ramey lived until moving to California three months ago. Upset over tobacco regulations, she sued the U.S. Justice Department for $300 billio
Ashland (KY) Daily Independent
added Jul 5, 2017 04:20
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[North Carolina] Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump's DOJ pick

has represented such companies as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... "Dreiband has made a career going against women and LGBT rights," McCurdy said, noting his defense of the University of North Carolina in the "bathroom bill" case.
CNN
added Jul 2, 2017 14:24
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Trump Taps Jones Day Partner To Head DOJ Civil Rights Unit ($$)

tapped another Jones Day attorney to serve in the administration, nominating labor and employment partner Eric S. Dreiband to serve as the assistant attorney general for the [DOJ].....representing [RAI] in defending an age discrimination suit against...
Law360
added Jun 30, 2017 03:18
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Labor lawyer tapped to be Justice Dept. civil rights chief

The White House on Thursday tapped a Washington labor lawyer known for representing large companies ... Eric Dreiband’s nomination immediately drew criticism...He defended tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds against age discrimination claims
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:03
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LETTER TO AG JEFF SESSIONS RE: RECUSAL OF TOBACCO LAWYERS (PDF)

ethical standards would be compromised if any former partner of Jones Day, which has worked tirelessly on behalf of the tobacco industry, participates in the Justice Department’s defense of tobacco regulations or other actions by FDA affecting the ind
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 27, 2017 19:15
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Health Groups: Justice Department Should Recuse Lawyers Who Represented Tobacco Companies from Tobacco-Related Cases

concerns about Noel Francisco, the nominee for Solicitor General, and Chad Readler, currently Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, both of whom represented R.J. Reynolds...while they were partners at the law firm Jones Day.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 27, 2017 19:09
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[West Virginia] VIDEOS: W.Va. NAACP Conf. Features Black & White Justice Panel Discussion

A couple hundred people came out over the weekend for the banquet at Wheeling Jesuit University to hear a keynote address from author and attorney Sharon Eubanks - a civil litigation trial lawyer. Eubanks was lead counsel in the historic federal tobacco l
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Aug 15, 2016 18:59
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Democrats to Exxon: Stop Trying to Change the Conversation

“Just like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris before them, Exxon Mobile said one thing in public, and something else in private”...Oreskes traced the history of climate-change denial back to...the George C Marshall Institute, founded by a former tobacco-indu
The Nation
added Jul 1, 2016 16:14
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Sanders, Whitehouse, Warren, Merkley Slam GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation

the Senators write that such an effort “reprises the tobacco lawsuit’s own early history of efforts from Congress to discourage or interfere with that lawsuit in order to protect the tobacco industry.” They also note how such an effort could serve as “Ex
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
added May 27, 2016 11:26
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