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Tag: "litigation"

Losing our way

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Contrary to what some headlines might suggest, anti-tobacco litigation is not benefiting plaintiffs.   By George Gay Writing in March last year about litigation, I speculated that, at the then rate of progress, it would take 421 years to hear all of the so-called Engle progeny cases in the United States. The approximately 8,000 Engle […]

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Judge spells out “corrective statements”

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A U.S. federal court has spelled out the “corrective statements” District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ordered tobacco companies to make in 2006 when she found them guilty of violating civil racketeering laws and engaging in fraud to deceive the American people about the health risks of smoking. The order requires tobacco companies to make corrective […]

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Cigarette manufacturers prevail in graphic warnings suit

August 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today held unconstitutional a regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would have forced cigarette makers to place nine graphic health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertising. Agreeing with arguments made by four tobacco manufacturers, the Court held that the proposed warnings […]

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