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An Uruguayan Lawsuit With International Implications For Philip Morris

The consequences of this particular lawsuit are expected to transcend national boundaries. It is expected to influence lawsuits of a similar nature that Philip Morris is involved in with other national governments. Therefore, even as the Latin America an
Trefis
added Sep 19, 2014 18:03
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Philip Morris determined to make its legal battle over cigarette labeling with Uruguay, a lesson for other countries

Some media outlets have compared the legal dispute between big tobacco and Uruguay as David vs. Goliath, with Philip Morris' seemingly endless coffers up against the small economy of Uruguay. "The amount of money that Philip Morris has at its disposal p
MERCOPRESS (uy)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:18
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Philip Morris Fuming About Uruguay's Graphic Cigarette Packaging To The Tune Of $25M

These scary snapshots were meant to reduce smoking – and it appears to be working, especially with pregnant women – but they have also drawn the ire of cigarette giant Philip Morris International. The Richmond, Virginia-based company believes that Urugu
Fox News
added Sep 18, 2014 07:40
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[Switzerland] AUDIO: Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

The lawsuit is based on a 1991 trade agreement between Uruguay and Switzerland, where the company is located. The cigarette manufacturer says Uruguay is violating its promise to respect intellectual property rights. Studies have found that such gruesome
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Sep 18, 2014 07:38
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] AUDIO: Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

To better understand this case before it goes in front of the World Bank this month, NPR's David Greene spoke with Alexandra Hall... Here are highlights from their conversation, which has been edited for clarity and length.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:10
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[Australia, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Tobacco giant ($$)

Philip Morris... is also suing Australia and Uruguay. These cases are taken to “investor state dispute” processes, rather than the countries’ own courts, so they will be heard in secret with no appeal. If the UK signs up to the TTIP... it too would be bo
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 14, 2014 03:09
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Ex-Philip Morris workers lead Uruguay tobacco crackdown

when the tobacco giant pulled out of Uruguay amid a dispute over a strict smoking crackdown, Gomez and seven coworkers reinvented themselves as anti-tobacco police, joining a government program that sends them around the country to monitor compliance with
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 29, 2014 09:39
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] SMITH: Why Uruguay's David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

But before you nod off, here's a triple shot of espresso: Uruguay's fight with Philip Morris, the world's largest cigarette manufacturer, just might mark a turning point in the global smoking pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) expects to
TucsonSentinel.com
added Jul 18, 2014 18:17
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay: Anti-Tobacco Measures Have Led to 22% Drop in Heart Attacks

Since strong anti-tobacco measures were instituted in the small South American nation in 2006, there has been a historic fall in heart attacks and other conditions linked to tobacco use. Winston Abascal, the director of the Public Health Ministry's Progr
InSerbia (rs)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:02
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean, Switzerland] TEGEL: Why Uruguay's David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
GlobalPost
added Jul 16, 2014 21:57
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