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[Canada] Smoke hasn't cleared in tobacco farmers' court battle

Late last month, the tobacco companies -- Rothmans, Bensons & Hedges Inc., and JTO-MacDonald Corp. -- lost another attempt to stop litigation by the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board and four farmers who say they weren't compensated fo
Sun News Network (ca)
added Jul 14, 2014 08:54
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[Canada] The Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Board v. Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc., 2014 ONSC 3469 (CanLII)

Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jul 14, 2014 08:56
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[Canada] Day 230: Round 3 with David Soberman

Unusually, the plaintiffs continued into a third day with their questions to the man hired by JTI-Macdonald to convince Justice Riordan that the company had not "designed marketing to target adult non-smokers or minors" (Mr. Soberman's report, Exhibit 40
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 27, 2014 13:52
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[Canada] Day 229: A roughing up

The continued cross-examination of JTI-Macdonald's expert witness in marketing was perhaps the most aggressive treatment of a witness in several months. I don't know why the gloves came off when plaintiff lawyers Philippe Trudel and Bruce Johnston stood
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 25, 2014 03:43
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[Canada] Day 228: The paper chase

The testimony of marketing professor David Soberman had been interrupted ... questions served to give his witness the opportunity to explain why the plaintiff's marketing expert, Richard Pollay, was wrong in his assessment of the intent or impact of toba
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:47
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[Canada] Day 227: The consumer-driven marketing professor

By the end of a day and a half of listening to the testimony of University of Toronto business professor, David Allan Soberman, I felt I deserved a course credit for Marketing 101.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 18, 2014 12:21
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[Canada] Day 226: The patrimonial situation of JTI-Macdonald

In the morning, Justice Riordan heard arguments against the head of Canada's third largest tobacco company being called again to testify. In the afternoon, the same company introduced its final expert witness, a man with a clearly deep belief in the soci
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 17, 2014 20:20
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[Canada] Can Japan Tobacco stay judgment-proof??

Justice Mongeon finally shed light on a problem that may exist elsewhere within Japan Tobacco's global empire. Japan Tobacco had created paper companies and artificial debts between them in order to make it look like it was losing money in Canada, even th
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 14, 2013 21:56
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[Canada] Day 186: EX-treme witnessing

The small group of regular observers at the Montreal tobacco trials left the courtroom chuckling this afternoon after watching a text-book day of how things can be perfectly prepared and perfectly presented in court, only to fall apart during the cross-e
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 14, 2013 21:50
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[Canada] Day 185: The two-edged witness

Mr. Robin Robb was one of those times. No Tardis was in sight, but it felt like we had been taken back a year to the time when other JTI employees were under oath and helping the plaintiffs build their case. The qualities that had made Mr. Robb a likel
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 14, 2013 21:47
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