US Judge Holds Hearing On How To Implement Tobacco Restrictions

Author: Brent Kendall, Dow Jones Newswires, Published on: 15 September 2010

The Justice Department and the tobacco industry returned to court Wednesday to begin sorting out how to implement restrictions imposed on cigarette makers in 2006 after a U.S. judge found the companies violated federal racketeering laws...Now, the trial judge...is considering how carry out the remedies she ordered...[which included] a variety of marketing, sales and advertising restrictions on the tobacco industry...[and the issuing of] corrective statements about the dangers of their products...[T]he parties [have] two months to discuss the issues before filing a report with her court on Nov. 24. The judge scheduled another hearing for Dec. 20...[Refers to Philip Morris (part of Altria Group), RJ Reynolds Tobacco (part of Reynolds America), British American Tobacco (Investments) (part of British American Tobacco), Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group)]

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Related companies: Altria British American Tobacco Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group) Philip Morris USA (part of Altria) Reynolds American RJ Reynolds (part of Reynolds American)