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1. Judge Deciding if Stores Must Post Tobacco Apology
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.
A recent ruling ordering a multimedia blitz stating that the nation's largest tobacco companies lied about the dangers of smoking left open the possibility that retailers could be required to post large displays with the mea culpas.
2. Big Tobacco Says Corrective Statements Go Too Far
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government's proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them "forced public confessions."
The Justice Department countered that the statements need to be strong enough to protect people from future false statements made by cigarette makers. The statements include admissions that the companies lied about the dangers of smoking.
3. Court Leaves Ruling Against Big Tobacco Intact
- Monday, July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.
The companies sought to overturn a federal judge's order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.
4. Tobacco Firms Want Federal Court Decision Delayed
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – America's largest cigarette makers said Tuesday that the federal judge presiding over a decade-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry should delay her decision while other cases challenging new tobacco regulations are decided. The Justice Department, however, argued the case should move forward expeditiously.
5. Government in New Dispute with Tobacco Companies
- Monday, February 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is in a new dispute with the tobacco industry over the government's landmark lawsuit against the companies.
The government has prepared corrective statements it wants the companies to be forced to make about the health hazards from smoking. But the tobacco companies don't want those proposed statements put in the public record before they get a chance to review them.
6. Both Sides Take Tobacco Fight to Supreme Court
- Monday, February 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to allow the government to seek nearly $300 billion from the tobacco industry for a half-century of deception that "has cost the lives and damaged the health of untold millions of Americans."
7. Court to Hear Appeals in Landmark Tobacco Case
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The tobacco industry is asking a federal appeals panel to overturn a landmark ruling that could open the door to more lawsuits from smokers claiming they were harmed because they were deceived by cigarette companies.