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[Europe, UK] Tobacco giants sue Britain over plain packaging law ($$)

Their lawyers argue that the move, to take effect next year, robs them of their trademarks and amounts to a “deprivation of property” and breach of UK, EU and international laws. Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International have also threatened legal
Times Of London (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:50

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Order that Tobacco Companies Correct Lies to the Public – Industry Should Stop Delay and Tell the Truth

should clear the way to move forward quickly with publishing the long-overdue corrective statements ordered by Judge Kessler. It’s time for the tobacco companies to stop their delaying tactics and finally tell the truth to the American people about their
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 22, 2015 18:45

Tobacco Companies Defeat Judge's Order for 'Deliberately Deceived' Ads

But the court held that the “deliberately deceived” language ordered by a U.S. district judge addressed the cigarette producers’ general conduct and, as a result, ran afoul of previous rulings in the case. Racketeering law “empowers district courts to iss
National Law Journal
added May 22, 2015 18:33

Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Cigarette Warnings--3rd Update

At issue was the language of product warnings U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered for top tobacco companies in 2012 after an earlier 2006 opinion that concluded cigarette makers violated civil racketeering law. That ruling said tobacco companies p
added May 22, 2015 18:30

Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Cigarette Warnings

The appeals court resolved the case without having to address some potentially difficult First Amendment questions about government compulsion of speech by private parties. At issue was the language of product warnings U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 22, 2015 18:28

Cigarette Packages Must Admit Addictive Intent, Not Deception

must say on cigarette packages that they’re “intentionally designed” to ensure addiction, a federal appeals court said. The companies, however, don’t have to say they lied about the dangers of smoking. That’s the decision of a Washington-based appeals cou
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:22

[UK, UK-Scotland] Ministers vow to fight £11 BILLION lawsuit from tobacco giants over plain packaging plans

SNP Public Health Minister Maureen Watt was defiant. She said: “A legal challenge would not be unexpected. “However, we do not believe that legal threats from the tobacco industry should stop us from taking action to improve the health of our children,
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:21

[UK-Scotland] Billions sought in plain packaging compensation case

A global cigarette and tobacco company is launching the largest corporate compensation case in history over plain packaging legislation. Philip Morris will reportedly issue proceedings by Tuesday as it seeks between £9 billion and £11 billion from the U
Scottish Legal News (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:06

[UK] Tobacco firms challenge plain packaging law

The Department of Health has responded saying that it refuses to be "held to ransom by the tobacco industry". If successful, the tobacco companies may secure huge payouts from the British government. British American Tobacco and Philip Morris say that st
BBC Online
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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[UK] Philip Morris, BAT Sue Over Law Taking Branding Off Packs

The tobacco companies claimed the so-called plain packaging law, which comes into effect a year from now, is excessive, harms their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organization rules. “We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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