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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.
added Apr 15, 2014 16:54

[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

[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

[UK] Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights - Court of Appeal

This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker. The appel
UK Human Rights Blog (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:21

[Korea - South] AUDIO: NHIS launches lawsuit against tobacco makers

Korea’s national health insurer yesterday sued three global and domestic cigarette companies for 53.7 billion won, or $51.6 million, in compensation for health care costs linked to smoking-related diseases.
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:11

[Korea - South] VIDEO: National health insurer sues 3 tobacco companies

For the first time ever here in Korea, a public organization the National Health Insurance Service, is suing cigarette companies to recover medical costs incurred due to tobacco-related illnesses. Less than a week ago, seven individuals and their familie
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:07

[Korea - South] South Korea’s health insurer sues tobacco companies ($$)

The National Health Insurance Service said on Monday it was suing the local units of the two global cigarette makers as well as domestic market leader KT&G, a former state-run tobacco monopoly, in Seoul Central District Court. The NHIS estimates its annu
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 09:59

[Korea - South] UPDATE 1-S.Korea's state health insurer tobacco firms for damages

Only four tobacco lawsuits have ever been heard in South Korea, all by individuals or families, so there is no precedent of a successful action against a tobacco company. Even if the insurer prevails, Morningstar analyst Philip Gorham said the damages b
added Apr 14, 2014 08:44

[Korea - South] S.Korea's state health insurer sues Philip Morris, BAT for smoking damages

South Korea's state health insurer said on Monday it was seeking an initial 53.7 billion won ($51.9 million) from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco , to offset treatment costs for diseases lin
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32

[Korea - South] NHIS files complaint against three tobacco companies

To recover medical costs incurred due to tobacco-related illnesses, the National Health Insurance Service has filed a 52-million U.S. dollar complaint against the nation's biggest tobacco company KT&G, as well as Phillip Morris and British American Tobac
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:30
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