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[Korea - South] Smokers Challenge Ban in Restaurants

Smokers and restaurant owners have asked the Constitutional Court to review the legality of a blanket smoking ban in all restaurants. They argue that the ban deprives the restaurants of their business and property rights and freedom to choose their job.
Chosun Ilbo (kr)
added Mar 4, 2015 17:54
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[Ireland] Government prepared for lawsuit as tobacco plain-packaging Bill is passed

“We are prepared for legal action,” Dr Reilly said when asked about the response of the tobacco industry. “The Attorney General has her team together and we fully expect, once the legislation is enacted and commenced, that they will probably file a lawsu
Irish Times (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 18:55
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Editorials: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

leaked documents show that an investor–state dispute settlement mechanism is being negotiated for the TPPA...A similar mechanism in another treaty enabled Philip Morris Asia to sue the Australian Government over plain tobacco packaging.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Mar 3, 2015 04:19
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[UK, USA, Wisconsin] British American Tobacco drops and sues PwC over pollution scandal

has dumped its auditors PwC and taken them to court over a potential $1bn (£651m) US environmental damages bill. It is the latest in a long line of tests for the Big Four auditing firm, which is still reeling from accusations by the Public Accounts Comm
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:36
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[California, Nevada] Nev. Senate Pushes Bill To Curb E-Cigarette Use In Public

Senate Finance Committee introduced Senate Bill 201, which seeks to modify the Nevada Clean Indoor Act... E-cigarette makers are also facing litigation, particularly over claims that their products are healthier than tobacco cigarettes. In September, a Ca
Law360
added Mar 2, 2015 22:34
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trans Pacific Partnership will push medicine prices up, review finds

"A systematic review of evidence from 1990 to 2011 found that co-payments decrease prescription use, can impact patient medicine use compliance, and can adversely impact disadvantaged populations." The report finds that proposed investor-state dispute s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:28
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[USA] JOHNSON: The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Eight senators on Thursday let the country know there is going to be a fight over fast-track trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership... In the case of big tobacco they use ISDS to challenge public health efforts around the globe.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:25
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[UK, USA] BAT sues PwC over pollution liabilities ($$)

British American Tobacco is changing its auditor after 17 years, because it has filed a suit against PwC over historic pollution liabilities in the US.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:19
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[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17
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