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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS (PDF)

Defendants move to strike Forsyth’s claims pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute, and in the alternative move to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim. For the reasons that follow, the motions will be granted.
DocumentCloud.org
added Nov 11, 2016 21:02
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[California] Hollywood Studios Beat Lawsuit Over PG and PG-13 Films Featuring Smoking

A judge concludes that ratings are opinions, that misrepresentations haven't been made and that the proposed class action interferes with free speech.
Hollywood Reporter
added Nov 11, 2016 20:57
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[California] Hollywood film studios beat lawsuit over smoking in PG-rated films

“Forsyth insists that a rating less stringent than R is a representation that ‘the film is suitable for children under 17 unaccompanied by a parent or guardian’. The ratings plainly make no such representations. Rather, the PG and PG-13 ratings caution pa
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 11, 2016 20:55
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[Australia] Asher Keddie lights up a cigarette as she takes a break from filming her new movie titled FLAMMABLE CHILDREN with male crew member

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:13
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE POST-HEARING BRIEF, Nov 7, 2016

The sole justification Plaintiff offers for his post-hearing brief is counsel’s opinion that he could have done a better job articulating his arguments at the hearing. That is not a valid justification. If it were, there would be no end to the briefs par
Tobacco On Trial
added Nov 8, 2016 23:54
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: PLAINTIFF’S [PROPOSED] POSTHEARING BRIEF, Nov 3, 2016

If the speech does not qualify as speech in furtherance of an issue of “public interest” under 425.16 (e)(3) and (4), defendants fail to satisfy the first prong of the analysis. For the reasons stated in the Response at 9-16, the ratings are quintessentia
Tobacco On Trial
added Nov 3, 2016 22:27
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A POST-HEARING BRIEF, Nov 3, 2016

At the hearing on October 28, counsel did not feel that the Court’s questions on the three subjects addressed in the attached proposed document were adequately dealt with by counsel at the time. The failing was the undersigned’s, but the consequences redo
Tobacco On Trial
added Nov 3, 2016 22:15
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Documentary "A Billion Lives" Targets FDA Regulations on Vaping

Is the government wrong to regulate electronic cigarettes? That's one of the ideas presented in the documentary film "A Billion Lives," which puts forth the idea that vaping and e-cigarettes would help smokers quit, and it's a mistake to limit access to
thestreet.com
added Oct 31, 2016 17:02
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[Russia] Fines for anti-tobacco law violations amount to $1.5 million in 2016

In total 9,500 persons were fined. Since November 2013, about 40,000 violators have subjected to administrative liability including 4,200 companies...The antismoking law, which bans smoking in public, in particular in government buildings, healthcare and
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Oct 31, 2016 15:46
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[New York] Letter: Smoking is real Halloween horror story

Freeform is once again airing their Halloween special “13 Nights of Halloween...Six movies of the special’s lineup contain depiction of tobacco use, mostly characters smoking. These movies are rated PG or PG-13, and all together air 35 times within 13 n
Wellsville (NY) Reporter
added Oct 31, 2016 01:54
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