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[California] CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, May 2-3, 2016

34 ORDER by Judge Richard Seeborg GRANTING 30 REGARDING PAGE LIMITS FOR BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS ANTI-SLAPP MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS. / 36 ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options [nb: Alternative Dispute Resolution]
Tobacco On Trial
added May 3, 2016 21:05
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MPAA Blasts Suit Targeting Film Studios Over Smoking Scenes ($$)

Motion Picture Association of America Inc. and six of Hollywood’s largest film studios on Friday urged a California federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing them of negligently allowing tobacco imagery and smoking scenes into movies rated su
Law360
added May 3, 2016 16:20
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[California] GLANTZ: MPAA, studios, and theaters argue that First Amendment protects their right to shout “Smoke!” in a crowded theater

read their actual filings, linked below and compare what they say (or don't say) in response to the facts in the plaintiff's case. Invoking the First Amendment just to keep selling cigarettes to kids seems like overkill. Why don’t they just stop doing i
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 2, 2016 14:21
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[UK] GLANTZ: This summer's 'Ab Fab' movie features a cigarette brand

Fox's new promotional trailer for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,' hitting theaters in July 2016, shows London fashionista Patsy lighting up a Rothmans cigarette — while coyly covering up the UK health warning on the front of the box.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 1, 2016 13:26
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS’ SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ JOINT SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s judgment of what he thinks “parents ought to want” is not one this Court can impose on parents in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:11
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANTS’ REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE, Apr 29, 2016

Defendants respectfully request that the Court take judicial notice of the contents of (1) the Common Sense Media website, (2) the Smoke Free Movies website, and (3) the Scenesmoking website, as exemplified by the screenshots in Exhibits 1–3.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:02
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: MOTION to Strike, Apr 29, 2016

Plaintiff therefore must demonstrate a probability of success on the merits. But Plaintiff cannot even plausibly allege his claims, let alone demonstrate that they are likely to succeed. Accordingly, all of Plaintiff’s claims must be stricken under the an
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 00:33
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[California] Movie Studios Fight Lawsuit That’d Make Films with Smoking ‘R’ Rated

. On Friday, defendants said the link between children smoking and movie ratings is “too attenuated and speculative to support damages.” “If Plaintiff’s claims were permitted to proceed, there would be no end to claims invoking CARA’s purported duty to d
LawNewz.com
added Apr 30, 2016 22:52
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[California] Hollywood Studios Defend Freedom to Have Smoking in Movies Rated Suitable for Children

In response to a class action lawsuit, MPAA members raise the First Amendment flag and warn of forced "R" ratings for movies with soda and fatty foods....On Friday, they filed court papers asking a judge to reject a putative class action that blames them
Hollywood Reporter
added Apr 30, 2016 02:29
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[California] CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, Apr 28-29, 2016

MOTION to Strike Complaint filed by National Association of Theatre Owners. Motion Hearing set for 6/9/2016 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. Responses due by 5/13/2016.
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 30, 2016 00:43
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