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SUPREME COURT OF KENTUCKY ORAL ARGUMENT CALENDAR THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 BULLITT FISCAL COURT, ETC., ET AL. V. BULLITT COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH (2013-SC-023-DG) (PDF)

Appellants' Brief / Appellee's Brief / ... "... Issues include whether a county board of health has the authority to impose a county-wide ban on tobacco smoking without prior legislative action by a fiscal court or municipality, whether KRS § 212.230)1)(
Kentucky.gov
added Apr 17, 2014 16:45
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[Europe, UK, USA] E-cigarettes: no smoke without fear ($$)

E-cigarettes are big business. How did they start? How do they work? And what is big tobacco doing to protect its market share?
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 17, 2014 10:20
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[Australia] Someone to Watch Over Me: The Use of FOI Requests by the Tobacco Industry

article suggests that further reform is needed to discourage unnecessary and vexatious FOI requests and prevent wasteful use of agency time and resources. In particular, the article recommends the institution of a tiered charging regime, whereby small to
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:48
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[Hong Kong] PHILIP MORRIS ASIA LIMITED & THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia:

Australia’s tobacco plain packaging rules resulted from legislation that the Parliament passed on November 21, 2011. On that day, Philip Morris Asia (PMA) brought a claim against Australia under the Australia-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:45
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Philip Morris International Comments on Decision in Claim Against Australia’s Plain Packaging Law

The tribunal assigned to hear Philip Morris Asia’s (PMA) challenge to Australia’s plain packaging law today decided to divide the proceedings in the case into two phases – one to decide certain questions related to jurisdiction and a second to hear the ar
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:43
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[Canada] Day 225: Hidden methods and reluctant answers

The cross-examination of James Heckman at the Montreal tobacco trial was likely more interesting than it felt. Plaintiff lawyer André Lespérance and Bruce Johnston gave a sustained pounding to the report of this prominent American economist, raising a nu
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:27
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The Chamber of Commerce's European Foray / Shining Big Tobacco’s Shoes

The truth is that de Gucht is conniving with big business to destroy or dramatically weaken health, environmental and labour standards and democracy itself. The US Chamber of Commerce was the American pressure group most consulted by officials working f
CounterPunch
added Apr 15, 2014 17:23
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[New York] 2nd Circ. Tosses Smokers' Suit After NY High Court Answer ($$)

threw out a proposed class action by a group of smokers seeking to charge Philip Morris USA Inc. for medical tests, based on a December ruling by New York state’s highest court that their claims for such tests were not tied to actual injury.
Law360
added Apr 15, 2014 16:54
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[Korea - South] Health Insurance Service files suit against tobacco companies

“In the lawsuit filed by individual smokers, the plaintiffs lost because the defendant, KT&G, refused to make public potentially incriminating internal documents. But the National Health Insurance Service has a good chance of winning, since it has a lot o
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:58
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[Canada] Day 224: James Heckman: the dismal scientist

"There is very little evidence that advertising has an effect – but the price of cigarettes, or whether or not parents are smokers, or the environment and peer effects are major determinants - even the education of the child." Even genetics could predet
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 15, 2014 06:36
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