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[Massachusetts] Up in Smoke: THE LAW SCHOOL’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY INSTITUTE MOVES CLOSER TO MAKING SMOKING A RELIC OF THE PAST

The rationale for the new litigation arm, Daynard says, is that too many lawyers avoid cases that forge into new territory. “It’s hard to persuade them to do things that haven’t been done before,” he says. The lesson of the tobacco wars, he says, is that
Northeastern School of Law Magazine
added Mar 5, 2015 13:42
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KILL THE BASTARD: THE MONEY BACKING THE OBAMACARE SUPREME COURT CASE

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was founded in 1984, backed by tobacco companies and other corporate and foundation funders. It ran tobacco disinformation campaigns in the 1980s while the industry faced growing government regulation and private law
Washington Spectator
added Mar 5, 2015 11:14
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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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