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SAPORITO: Tobacco Mergers Are Creating a More Efficient Killing Machine

In its merger document, Reynolds says the deal would produce $800 million in cost savings...Expect the FTC to stick to the economics, which will be great for the tobacco companies, and their investors. The customers are on their own.
TIME Magazine
added Jul 16, 2014 21:52
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VIDEO: Imperial Tobacco Seen As `FTC White Knight'

Chris Wickham, an analyst at Oriel Securities, talks about a possible purchase of Lorillard Inc. by Reynolds American Inc, the producer of Camel cigarettes
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 16, 2014 21:23
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[Illinois] $10B Philip Morris Ruling Set To Spark Tobacco Suit Revival ($$)

clears a path for a new wave of litigation against the tobacco industry over its use of the terms "light" and "low tar" in advertisements, proving recent evidence that the Federal Trade Commission never explicitly authorized the use of the terms can carry
Law360
added Apr 30, 2014 22:58
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[Illinois] SHARON PRICE and MICHAEL FRUTH, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. PHILIP MORRIS, INCORPORATED, Defendant-Appellee (PDF)

Although it is true that the court may well have reversed the judgment on other grounds, it would not have done so without considering the merits of those issues. We find that granting relief from judgment has the effect of reinstating the proceedings wit
Illinois Courts
added Apr 30, 2014 11:25
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[Illinois] Korein Tillery Wins Appellate Victory That Reinstates Historic $10.1 Billion Verdict Against Cigarette-Maker Philip Morris

In December, 2008, Korein Tillery sought to re-open the case based on a decision by the United States Supreme Court where the FTC submitted, and the Court relied on, evidence showing that the FTC never authorized Philip Morris’s use of the disputed terms.
PR Web
added Apr 30, 2014 11:14
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[Illinois] Philip Morris Light-Tobacco Case’s $10.1 Billion Award Alive

A three-judge panel yesterday reinstated the 2003 verdict, agreeing with plaintiffs’ lawyer Stephen Tillery that new evidence ... in 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it had never addressed the use of those terms and rescinded its 1966 guidanc
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Apr 30, 2014 11:02
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Legislators Pressure the FTC and FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette Advertising and Marketing

On April 7, 2014, legislators from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa and Massachusetts wrote joint letters to the head of the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”). The legislators’ letters urged the
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Apr 28, 2014 19:20
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Schumer Calls on FTC to Ban E-Cig Marketing to Children

E-cigarettes usage among middle- and high school-children has doubled from 2011-2012 and Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing legislation to prevent companies from marketing these products to children. The numbers come from the Center for Disease Control.
The Epoch Times English Version
added Mar 9, 2014 21:14
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SHAFER: What's worse than sponsored content? The FTC regulating it

“By presenting ads that resemble editorial content, an advertiser risks implying, deceptively, that the information comes from a non-biased source.” The law gives the FTC the power to police deceptive advertising and marketing, a power that it routinely d
Reuters
added Dec 8, 2013 01:18
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U.S. cigarette makers boost discounts as smokers turn away

Cigarette companies are boosting the money they spend on giveaways and similar promotions in the United States as they attempt to pitch to a declining pool of cigarette smokers. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has periodically put out a report o
Reuters
added May 23, 2013 12:02
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