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[Canada] There’s a big legal battle between the provinces and the tobacco industry, but it’s being fought at a snail’s pace

It also demonstrates the lengths to which the industry will go to try to delay its judgment day in court. B.C., in 1998, was the first province to sue tobacco companies for damages, adopting its first Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 13:58
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[Canada] B.C. health care data non-compellable in tobacco lawsuit, SCC rules

In a unanimous ruling, on July 13 the Supreme Court of Canada allowed an appeal from the Province of British Columbia to protect health databases from being compelled in an action it started to recover expenses from tobacco manufacturers under the Tobacc
The Lawyer's Daily (Lexis-Nexis Canada) (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 13:34
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[Canada] British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc., 2018 SCC 36 (PDF)

The databases constitute “health care records and documents of particular individual insured persons or . . . documents relating to the provision of health care benefits for particular individual insured persons” and are therefore not compellable. Neither
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:56
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[Canada] Case in Brief: British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc.

BC does not have to give a tobacco company databases of health care information about individual BC residents as part of a lawsuit, the Supreme Court has said. In 2000, the province of British Columbia passed the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Re
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:40
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[Canada] Supreme Court Judgments > British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc.

Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:38
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Hawaii Health Law Includes Last-Minute Provision Benefiting Big Tobacco; Legislature Must Repair Damage

House Bill 1895, an otherwise well-meaning and worthy bill to fund needed kidney dialysis centers in the state, contains a last-minute provision, snuck into the bill behind closed doors by special interests without public discussion or review, that will g
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 14, 2018 00:03
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[Florida] Firm Fights DQ In Cigarette Cases Before Fla. High Court ($$)

A Florida law firm urged the state’s Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn its disqualification from a lawsuit against cigarette companies for hiring a lawyer who had done work for Philip Morris, arguing that the decision could leave more than 100 clients
Law360
added Jul 14, 2018 00:00
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Air China flight's sudden descent linked to co-pilot smoking: state media

“In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette...Smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and relevant air conditioning components were wrongly shut off, without notifying the captain, which resulted in insufficient
Reuters
added Jul 13, 2018 13:21
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Bataan city sued over antismoking laws

(Seatca) has assailed the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) for suing the Balanga City government...PTI has challenged Balanga’s University Town Ordinance of 2008 that regulates tobacco...also challenged the Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance of 2016 that
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:07
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[Florida] DAVID CANTA, et al., Petitioners, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al., Respondents: PETITIONERS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

Third District’s opinion will strike at the heart of one of the most important associational rights of over 100 Engle-progeny plaintiffs...will significantly delay the adjudication of all of those lawsuits—no doubt the true motive underlying PM’s disquali
Amazon CloudFront
added Jul 17, 2018 02:51
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