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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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[Florida] Court rules favorably for tobacco companies

“The subtext of Graham’s legal analysis seems to suggest that his claims are immune from preemption simply because the Engle litigation has managed to survive for 20 years, and now has grown too-big-to-fail. “Thankfully, our constitution lends credence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:34
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[Florida] TOBACCO COMPANIES: COURT RULES FAVORABLY

A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled in April that Engle plaintiffs must prove that the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective. The ruling came in a case involving Earl Graham, husband of deceased Faye Gra
The Market Business
added May 23, 2015 10:32
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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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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Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Cigarette Warnings--3rd Update

At issue was the language of product warnings U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered for top tobacco companies in 2012 after an earlier 2006 opinion that concluded cigarette makers violated civil racketeering law. That ruling said tobacco companies p
Morningstar
added May 22, 2015 18:30
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Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Cigarette Warnings

The appeals court resolved the case without having to address some potentially difficult First Amendment questions about government compulsion of speech by private parties. At issue was the language of product warnings U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 22, 2015 18:28
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