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Troutman Sanders LLP: Big Tobacco Loses Appeal in Racketeering Case
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

A federal appellate court recently rejected the tobacco industry's argument that restrictions imposed as part of a 2006 judgment should be set aside because Congress, in 2009, passed a law that imposed other restrictions on the industry and gave the... Read More

Florida Ruling Big Tobacco Won Is Coming Back To Bite It
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation's hot spot for... Read More

Government, Big Tobacco In Dispute Over Proposed Ads
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past... Read More