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Imperial Tobacco subsidiary receives FTC approval for the transaction with Reynolds American Inc.

the closing of the Transaction is conditional upon formal court approval subjecting ITG Brands, the US affiliate of the Company which will acquire the US cigarette brands, to the obligations of the case.
Imperial Tobacco (uk)
added May 27, 2015 03:31
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UPDATED: FTC approves Reynolds-Lorillard deal

Reynolds American Inc.’s plans to divest four traditional and one electronic cigarette brands proved enough to narrowly win Federal Trade Commission approval of its $27.4 billion megadeal for Triad rival Lorillard Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 27, 2015 02:36
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Reynolds-Lorillard Tobacco Merger Gets FTC Clearance

said it was satisfied the divestitures would restore market competition that would have been lost through the merger, with Imperial “positioned to be a sufficiently robust and aggressive competitor” to a combined Reynolds-Lorillard and industry leader Alt
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 27, 2015 02:34
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BREAKING: FTC OKs $27B Reynolds-Lorillard Merger With Divestitures ($$)

could go ahead with their $27.4 billion merger as long as they sell four cigarette brands to the U.K.'s Imperial Tobacco Group PLC to assuage the watchdog's antitrust concerns. In a split vote, the FTC signed off on the offer from Reynolds and Lorillard
Law360
added May 27, 2015 02:24
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Reynolds American and Lorillard receive U.S. FTC clearance for proposed merger and related brand divestitures;

(FTC) has voted to accept a proposed consent agreement, authorizing RAI to close its proposed acquisition of Lorillard. The FTC clearance is subject to certain conditions, most of which the companies had previously agreed to as part of the related divest
Reynolds American (RAI)
added May 27, 2015 02:22
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Cigarette-makers get partial win over claims

statements on the proposed topics would prevent and restrain future RICO violations by requiring defendants to reveal the previously hidden truth about their products.” “But unlike the bulleted statements, which do just that, the preambles reveal nothing
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:37
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American Heart Association Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Against Tobacco Industry

Despite ongoing efforts by the industry to get the courts to weaken the corrective statements, today’s ruling brings us one step closer to holding it accountable for decades of deception and profiting from the death and disease caused by its products.
American Heart Association (AHA)
added May 22, 2015 21:01
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Tobacco Companies Defeat Judge's Order for 'Deliberately Deceived' Ads

court held that the “deliberately deceived” language ordered by a U.S. district judge addressed the cigarette producers’ general conduct and, as a result, ran afoul of previous rulings in the case. Racketeering law “empowers district courts to issue injun
National Law Journal
added May 22, 2015 20:45
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Federal Appellate Court Upholds Order that Tobacco Companies Correct Lies to the Public – Industry Should Stop Delay and Tell the Truth

should clear the way to move forward quickly with publishing the long-overdue corrective statements ordered by Judge Kessler. It’s time for the tobacco companies to stop their delaying tactics and finally tell the truth to the American people about their
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 22, 2015 18:45
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Tobacco Companies Defeat Judge's Order for 'Deliberately Deceived' Ads

But the court held that the “deliberately deceived” language ordered by a U.S. district judge addressed the cigarette producers’ general conduct and, as a result, ran afoul of previous rulings in the case. Racketeering law “empowers district courts to iss
National Law Journal
added May 22, 2015 18:33
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