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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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[Wyoming] Casper couple sues vapor cigarette dealer

Joshua and Allison Seel are suing a local vapor cigarette company after the battery in one of the devices allegedly exploded in Joshua Seel's left pant pocket, burning his leg and genitals, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday. “These batteries are ext
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added May 25, 2015 22:59
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[Canada] This is the template of the letters sent to attorneys general and ministers of health in the provinces. (PDF)

Research now shows that when smokers become aware of the industry’s ugly behaviour, smoking cessation attempts increase. And when this occurs, illness is prevented and lives are saved. But if Canadians are totally unaware of the predatory practices behind
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:27
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[Canada] Awareness and Support for Health Care Cost Recovery Litigation: Results of a National Survey (PDF)

awareness of the litigation effort is extremely low, and awareness of the alleged illegal behavior of tobacco companies underlying the lawsuits is even lower. However, when informed about the litigation, a significant majority of Canadians support it.
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:24
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[Canada] Sixty health and legal experts release poll for World No Tobacco Day and express alarm over near zero awareness of landmark provincial lawsuits against Big Tobacco. (PDF)

“less than 10 percent of Canadians know that the provinces are suing tobacco companies over their behaviour”... Today, the Campaign is making public both the poll and the letter from more than 60 health and legal experts pressing provincial attorneys gen
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:22
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[Philippines] DoH has no power to regulate tobacco firms' promos, SC says

In an 11-page decision, the high court’s First Division upheld the nullification of the DoH’s decision in April 2009 rejecting Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc.’s (PMPMI) permit application for two promotional events.
Business World (ph)
added May 24, 2015 21:12
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[Arkansas] Ad push to seek plaintiffs in Marlboro tobacco suit

will begin soon to let Marlboro Lights smokers who bought the cigarettes in Arkansas during a nearly 39-year period know they can apply to join a 12-year-old lawsuit that accuses the manufacturer of deliberately exaggerating the safety of the brand.
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added May 24, 2015 10:44
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Win in Widow's $9M COPD Suit Highlights Engle Review for the Week of May 18

The six-member jury needed about three hours to reach a verdict for the tobacco maker, finding that Ethel Gray’s husband, Willie Gray, had not been addicted to Reynolds cigarettes. Addiction is one of several elements Engle progeny plaintiffs must prove.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2015 16:00
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[Europe] Philip Morris International Files Suit Against Standardized Packaging Regulations in the UK

“We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public interest, but wiping out trademarks simply goes too far...Countries around the world have shown that effective tobacco control can co-exist with respect for consumer freedoms and private p
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:36
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