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[UK] BAT sees 'plain packaging' challenge in Britain being heard in December

expects its legal challenge to the implementation of "plain packaging" of tobacco in Britain to be heard in court in December, with possible final resolution by the end of 2016, a senior executive said. "We expect a hearing in December," Jerome Abelman,
Reuters
added Jul 30, 2015 07:03
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[Asia-pacific] BOSTIC/STEWART: US Chamber of Commerce is in Big Tobacco’s thrall

Now that the Chamber’s relationship with Big Tobacco has been exposed, the U.S. must look skeptically on the rest of the organization’s agenda. With the tobacco industry responsible for the loss of more than 6 million lives every year, there appear to be
Aljazeerah
added Jul 30, 2015 04:37
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[Florida] Fla. Woman Fights To Get Smoking Suit Reinstated ($$)

A woman whose mother died of smoking-related illnesses fought Tuesday to have her suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others reinstated...said the trial court erred in dismissing his client Diana Pappas' suit because she did not file an amended com
Law360
added Jul 29, 2015 12:08
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[Florida] Philip Morris Can't Stay Appeal In $17M Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A Florida woman who won a $17 million jury verdict against Philip Morris USA in a suit claiming her cigarette addiction led to the amputation of her legs fired back at the cigarette company’s motion to stay the case in the Eleventh...any delays would thre
Law360
added Jul 29, 2015 12:03
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[UK] ‘Plain Packaging’ of Tobacco Lawsuit Likely to Be Heard in December

BAT) expects its legal challenge to the implementation of "plain packaging" of tobacco in Britain to be heard in court in December..."whatever the decision, there will likely be appeals."
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 29, 2015 12:00
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Altria Reports 2015 Second-Quarter and First-Half Results; Raises 2015 Full-Year Adjusted EPS Guidance; and Announces New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Altria and PM USA recorded pre-tax charges totaling $31 million for the estimated costs of implementing the corrective communications remedy in the federal government’s lawsuit against them.
Altria Group, Inc.
added Jul 29, 2015 11:58
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[Idaho] EDITORIAL: U.S. Chamber should stop supporting Big Tobacco

Consumers should also join this fray by refusing to contribute their dollars to any company that pays dues to the U.S. Chamber of Tobacco Peddlers.
Idaho Mountain Express
added Jul 29, 2015 11:42
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] LIVES AT STAKE IF TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MEANS MEDS PRICE RISE

Public Health Association of Australia... “We’ve been told that there are strong safeguards to protect health and the environment,” says Dr Gleeson. “But what we’ve seen of these safeguards in leaked negotiating documents gives us little confidence that
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Jul 29, 2015 11:41
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[Asia-pacific] INTERVIEW-Australia happy with Pacific trade progress, draws line on sugar

As the talks near completion, Australia, which has been sued by Marlboro maker Philip Morris over tobacco plain packaging laws, was still reserving the right to seek an exception from a chapter letting foreign companies sue governments over damage to inv
Reuters
added Jul 29, 2015 11:35
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[Asia-pacific] What the TPP deal means for Australia

Robb says Australia has had similar clauses in agreements struck with 28 countries over the past three decades and so far has only been sued once - by tobacco companies over plain packaging. But he's yet to agree to such a clause and is pushing for it to
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 29, 2015 11:31
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