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26 February 2015

USA: 3 major tobacco companies reach $100 million settlement in health-related tobacco lawsuits

Author: Reuters

“Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million,” 25 Feb 2015...

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18 February 2014

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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5 July 2013

Case profile: Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance, and textile companies over their alleged collaboration with slavery.]

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24 August 2012

Appeals court strikes down graphic warnings for cigarettes [USA]

Author: David Ingram & Anna Yukhananov, Reuters

A U.S. appeals court…struck down a law that requires tobacco companies to use graphic health warnings, such as of a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat. The 2-1 decision by the court…contradicts another appeals court's ruling in a similar...

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12 December 2011

USA: Tobacco companies suing govt. agency over new label law urge judge to speed up review process, indicate possibility of Supreme Court appeal

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12 December 2011

[PDF] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco v US Food and Drug Administration - Motion for expedited review

Author: United States District Court for the District of Columbia

On November 29, 2011, Defendants in this action filed an interlocutory appeal of this Court’s November 7, 2011 order granting Plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction (“PI Order”). See Dkt. No. 45. As this Court recognized in its scheduling...

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17 August 2011

Tobacco companies file lawsuit over warning labels [USA]

Author: Jeffrey Collins, Detroit Free Press

Tobacco companies want a judge to put a stop to new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and pictures of diseased lungs, saying they unfairly urge adults to shun their legal products and will cost millions to produce....

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26 March 2008

Cigarette Company Paid for Lung Cancer Study [USA]

Author: Gardiner Harris, The New York Times

In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deaths could be prevented through widespread use of CT scans…[T]he study…had been financed in part by a...

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21 May 2003

Huge tobacco ruling overturned [USA]

Author: BBC News

A US court has backed five cigarette companies' appeal against a record $145bn (£87bn) fine, in a major legal victory for the tobacco industry. [Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco, Brown & Williamson, Liggett Group]

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20 March 2003

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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