Category: Litigation

Juul ban sought

Juul ban sought

| July 26, 2019

Schlesinger Law Firm has filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking a U.S. federal court in Florida to ban the sale of Juul electronic cigarettes across the United States.

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Creditor protection granted

Creditor protection granted

| March 25, 2019

Philip Morris International says that its subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, having successfully filed for creditor protection, will be able to carry on with minimal disruption.

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Seeking a grand settlement

Seeking a grand settlement

| March 13, 2019

Facing possible court awards that exceed its assets, Imperial Tobacco Canada is seeking to resolve all outstanding Canadian tobacco litigation under a court-supervised process.

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Creditor protection granted

Creditor protection granted

| March 11, 2019

Japan Tobacco Inc. says that its subsidiary JTIMacdonald Corp, having successfully filed for protection from its creditors, will be able to carry on with its business as normal.

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Slowly does it

Slowly does it

| March 8, 2019

A 2020 date has been set for the issuance in the US of a final rule on graphic, cigarette-pack health warnings, which were a requirement of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act.

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Accounting for judgment

Accounting for judgment

| March 5, 2019

British American Tobacco is making provision in case it cannot recover a C$758 million ‘asset’ currently held in a Canadian court’s escrow account.

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Proceeding with caution

Proceeding with caution

| March 5, 2019

Philip Morris International, which has revised one full-year 2019 forecast, says there is a lack of clarity about some aspects of the court proceedings that have prompted this revision.

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Billion-dollar award upheld

Billion-dollar award upheld

| March 4, 2019

Tobacco manufacturers seem likely to seek leave to appeal to Canada’s Supreme Court in respect of a C$15 billion award that on Friday was upheld by Quebec’s Court of Appeal.

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Industry friction denied

Industry friction denied

| February 20, 2019

A story about a row over the volume of leaf tobacco purchases in Zambia this year and the imposition of a sales levy has provoked the Tobacco Board of Zambia to issue a rebuttal.

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Buyers challenge levy

Buyers challenge levy

| February 15, 2019

Two tobacco buying companies are challenging leaf-purchase levies that they say were imposed retroactively.

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Smoker loses custody battle

Smoker loses custody battle

| February 7, 2019

A court in Spain seems to have been given little choice in a custody battle aimed at protecting young people from tobacco smoke.

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Documents in plain view

Documents in plain view

| January 25, 2019

A recent order by the High Court in London seems to have illustrated how transparency, and, arguably, public interest, is better upheld by such courts than by certain trade tribunals.

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Tobacco firms accused

Tobacco firms accused

| January 21, 2019

If some tobacco companies in Sri Lanka are becoming involved in the illegal trade, they should be taken to court.

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IQOS given EU protection

IQOS given EU protection

| January 16, 2019

An interim pan-EU injunction has been granted against a Chinese manufacturer of a tobacco heating device similar in appearance to IQOS.

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E-liquid rules ‘defy logic’

E-liquid rules ‘defy logic’

| December 14, 2018

A list of descriptors banned from e-liquids sold in Oregon seems to cover the field: from sweet through tangy to tart.

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HNB grabs big market share

HNB grabs big market share

| December 10, 2018

Despite dire warnings issued by the Government of South Korea, consumers are embracing heat-not-burn devices.

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Tobacco firms in the clear

Tobacco firms in the clear

| December 7, 2018

Complainants bringing a case against tobacco firms have been told they are at the wrong address. They should be seeking changes to the laws governing tobacco products and their sale.

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Snus ban stands

Snus ban stands

| November 26, 2018

A court ruling upholding an EU ban on the sale of Swedish snus is no doubt legally valid, but the ban flies in the face of logic.

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Heated court battle

Heated court battle

| November 26, 2018

If smokers are to be put off switching to alternative methods of nicotine consumption by the publication of scientific evidence, that evidence needs to be robust – and contested if necessary.

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Picturesque questions

Picturesque questions

| November 2, 2018

The case of İbrahim A. poses several questions about graphic warnings. Who, for instance, was the man pictured and was he suffering from a smoke-related or an air-related disease?

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