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[Europe, USA] Official warns EU-US trade deal at risk over investor cases ($$)

Negotiations to create a transatlantic free trade zone risk collapsing if the EU has to drop a provision giving investors the right to seek compensation before special arbitration panels, Europe's top trade official has warned.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 15:36
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[USA] Nearly half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, survey finds

and 18% believe in three or more, a new study has found.1 In the study, researchers conducted an internet survey of 1351 US adults, asking whether they had heard of six popular medical conspiracy theories and the level of their agreement with each of the
British Medical Journal
added Mar 22, 2014 23:38
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[Australia, Indonesia, USA] Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

Mr. Layton said, Mayer Brown was representing Indonesia in a dispute with Australia. He said Indonesia had been arguing that Australia’s requirements for plain packaging for tobacco products under its antismoking rules were excessive.
New York Times
added Feb 15, 2014 23:09
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Obama Trails Bush in Shaping Federal Judiciary

lags behind George W. Bush when it comes to leaving his imprint on the nation's federal courts of appeals, a Brookings Institution report has found.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 30, 2013 21:01
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College Newspaper Alcohol Ad Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board adopted the regulation to combat underage and abusive drinking. In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit said the ban unlawfully prevented students 21 and older –
Law.com
added Sep 26, 2013 03:43
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Lead Paint Makers Could Face The Same Fate As Big Tobacco

the lead paint and tobacco industries hired the same public relations firm -- Hill and Knowlton, in 1943 and 1953, respectively -- to help instill doubt about health hazards, garner positive media attention and keep litigation at bay.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 4, 2013 10:32
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Climate Change Deniers Using Dirty Tricks From 'Tobacco Wars' Says Researcher

Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, claims environmental campaigner John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine. Mr Sauven argues some of the characters involved have previou
Newsroom America
added Jul 4, 2013 23:06
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Microsampling Air Pollution

he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and held a small, black sensor to its tailpipe. On his phone, carbon monoxide levels, predictably, jumped off the chart. ... “Just sampling air,” ... and dashed on to a woman with a lighted cigarette.
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 4, 2013 02:05
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[District of Columbia] Obama Plans to Nominate 3 Judges for Key Court

Often called the second most important court in the country, the Washington court has overturned major parts of the president’s agenda in the last four years, on regulations covering Wall Street, the environment, tobacco, labor unions and workers’ rights.
New York Times
added May 28, 2013 00:19
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EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel

Companies with a stake in chromium have borrowed from the Big Tobacco playbook, using science to create doubt. Ever since the brassy Brockovich knocked on doors in Hinkley to organize a class-action lawsuit, scientists paid by industry have tried to conv
Center for Public Integrity
added Feb 16, 2013 22:17
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