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2005-09-23 16:10:39

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada will rule next Thursday on the constitutionality of provincial efforts to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking. The court announced on Friday it would render its decision at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) on Thursday on the tobacco companies' challenge of a British Columbia law allowing the provincial government to sue for damages for smoking-related diseases. The provincial act was modeled on cases filed in the 1990s by more...

2005-08-11 19:56:06

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday let stand a lower court's decision that cut in half a $100 million punitive damages award to a sick smoker who had sued tobacco maker Philip Morris. The Supreme Court voted 5-0 to not review the decision of the Second District Court of Appeal, which in April reduced the massive punitive award and upheld compensatory damages of more than $5 million to plaintiff Richard Boeken. A representative at Altria Group Inc., the...

2005-07-22 17:56:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge said on Friday she will consider the views of anti-smoking and health advocates if she decides to impose sanctions against cigarette makers in the U.S. government's racketeering case against the industry. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler granted a motion by six anti-smoking groups to intervene as formal parties to the lawsuit, saying the Justice Department "no longer adequately represents those (groups') interests" because it had scaled back its...

2005-07-18 14:40:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that has hobbled the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers. Lawyers for the department filed a petition with the high court asking it to review an appeals court decision that barred the government from seeking $280 billion in past tobacco profits as a legal remedy for decades of alleged fraud by the tobacco industry. Targeted in the lawsuit are Altria Group Inc. and...

2005-06-28 06:09:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has asked afederal judge to force cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and another $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler late on Monday in a motion with the court thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies were needed tocorrect decades of alleged tobacco industry fraud. The $10 billion would pay for a nationwide program thatwould...

2005-06-28 18:52:28

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has asked a federaljudge to require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign to remedy decades of alleged fraud by theindustry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler in a motion with the court late on Monday thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies should beimposed if the judge rules in favor of the government in...

2005-06-28 15:13:40

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government asked a federal judgeto require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billion quit-smokingprogram and $4 billion for an anti-smoking education campaignto remedy decades of alleged fraud by the industry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S. District JudgeGladys Kessler in a motion with the court late on Monday thatthe smoking cessation program and other remedies should beimposed if the judge rules in favor of the government in...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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