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[Latin America] Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in Uruguay: transnational tobacco control network versus Philip Morris International

To replicate Uruguay’s success, other countries need to recognise that strong political support, an actively engaged local civil society and financial and technical support are important factors in overcoming tobacco industry's legal threats to defend st
Tobacco Control
added Mar 24, 2017 02:55

DOCKET for CIGAR ASSOCIATION v FDA, Feb 21-Mar 22, 2017

MINUTE ORDER granting 27 the parties’ Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order. The revised schedule is as follows: Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before May 1, 2
Tobacco On Trial
added Mar 23, 2017 02:48

[Pennsylvania] 10 Philadelphia Area Billionaires on Forbes’ 2017 “Richest” List

John Middleton sold his family’s storied tobacco business to Philip Morris-parent Altria for $2.9 billion in 2007...He sits on the board of trustees at Amherst, his alma mater
Philadelphia Magazine
added Mar 22, 2017 16:52

[North Carolina] Is It Age Discrimination If You Don’t Know You’re Being Discriminated Against?

In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether the nation’s second-largest tobacco company was within its rights to summarily reject older job applicants. It is the latest in a series of cases that are making it easier for
added Mar 22, 2017 15:48

Heeding Presumption Rejected In Tobacco User’s New York Asbestos Lung Cancer Trial ($$)

refused to impose a heeding presumption in an asbestos trial in an opinion posted March 20, saying that absent evidence that a cigarette user who ignored tobacco warnings would have acted differently in the asbestos context, she would not impose such a st
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 22, 2017 02:23

[Washington] Tribal Members Fight Sanctions Bid In Suit Over Cig Sales ($$)

blasted a bid for sanctions filed by Washington state employees they have sued in an attempt to block them from pursuing criminal cases for the illegal sale of cigarettes on Indian land, defending their proposed amended complaint as justified and calling
added Mar 22, 2017 02:09


Stefanny Sommers, on behalf of the Estate of Bert Sommers, claims that defendnat tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking, while furthering Bert Sommers' addiction to cigarettes, which caused Bert's smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 22, 2017 01:03

FDA Delays Rule On Regulating Tobacco Until 2018 ($$)

said it’s pushing back the implementation of a rule pertaining to the circumstances under which tobacco products can be regulated as medical products until March 2018, after receiving criticism from pharmaceutical organizations backed by Ropes & Gray LLP
added Mar 22, 2017 00:46
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[UK] Supreme Court to hear prison smoking case

The UK's highest Court has given permission to a non-smoking prisoner to appeal against a judgment that the legal restrictions on smoking do not apply to public sector prisons. The Supreme Court has given permission to Paul Black, a non-smoking serving
Lexology (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:13
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Supreme court to consider appeal to enforce smoking ban in UK jails

The appeal has been brought by Paul Black, a prisoner at HMP Wymott, on the basis of fresh evidence from a Ministry of Justice medical report on air quality behind bars which warns that “secondhand smoke harms everyone”. Black, who has heart problems, l
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 21, 2017 13:58
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