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26 April 2019

UK: Ex-tobacco salesman given free cigarettes as perk of job & suffering from cancer to sue British American Tobacco

Author: Jane Dalton, Independent (UK)

"Tobacco salesman given 1,200 free cigarettes a month has inoperable lung cancer", 25 Apr 2019...

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11 March 2019

Canada: Tobacco companies lose appeal in class action lawsuit by smokers about lack of warning re risks of smoking & ordered to pay CA$17 billion in damages

In 1998, Canadian smokers filed a consolidated lawsuit against the Canadian subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, namely, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. ...

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2 June 2015

Tobacco firms to pay billions in damages in Canada

Author: BBC News

A Canadian court has ordered three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (£8bn; $12bn)…The plaintiffs were Quebec smokers who said the firms failed to warn them of health risks associated with smoking…The class-action lawsuits were filed in 1998, but only...

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2 June 2015

Tobacco giants vow to fight Canadian judgment handing C$15bn to smokers

Author: Jennifer Rankin, Guardian (UK)

Three tobacco companies are appealing against a “historic” decision by a Canadian court to award smokers C$15.6bn (£8.2bn) in damages…Bruce Johnston, a lawyer with one of the firms that took on the tobacco companies, called the ruling “historic – not...

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6 April 2012

Ex-Imperial Tobacco GC Questioned Over Destroying Health Documents [Canada]

Author: Sue Reisinger, Law.com

…Roger Ackman, Imperial Tobacco's general counsel from 1972 to 1999…was dragged into a suit against the tobacco industry…[B]ecause the GC…took part in decisions in the early 1990s to destroy company research reports on the risks of smoking, the...

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