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2014-07-25 23:01:42

The woman alleged that R.J. Reynolds sold defective and dangerous cigarette products that led to her husband’s lung cancer death. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers comments on a recent tobacco lawsuit in which a Florida jury awarded the widow of a smoker $23.6 billion in punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson brought the lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds, which manufactures Kool brand cigarettes....

Obama Appeals Court Ruling On Unconstitutionality Of Tobacco Labels
2012-03-06 14:39:39

The Obama administration has launched an appeal against the ruling of a U.S. court which found that a mandate requiring tobacco corporations to place large, grisly images as health warnings on cigarette packages violates the First Amendment right to free speech. In his ruling on February 29, D.C. District Judge Richard Leon found that the attempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to force cigarette makers to display graphic pictures of blackened lungs, rotten teeth and sickly...

Graphic Tobacco Packaging Deemed A Violation Of Free Speech
2012-03-01 10:10:56

US District Judge Richard Leon sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free speech rights under the US Constitution, reports Wendy Koch for USA Today. Leon continued, writing that the requirement would “violate the First Amendment by unconstitutionally compelling speech.” The decision conflicts with a January 2010 ruling by US District Court Judge Joseph McKinley,...

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2011-08-17 09:45:00

Four of the largest cigarette makers have filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking to void as unconstitutional the recent graphic labels and advertising requirement warning consumers about the risks of smoking in hopes of inducing them to quit, Reuters is reporting. The lawsuit by Reynolds American Inc's R.J. Reynolds unit, Lorillard Inc, Liggett Group LLC and Commonwealth Brands Inc, owned by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, said the warnings required no later...

2008-09-07 03:00:00

By Muggli, Monique E Ebbert, Jon O; Robertson, Channing; Hurt, Richard D The major tobacco manufacturers discovered that polonium was part of tobacco and tobacco smoke more than 40 years ago and attempted, but failed, to remove this radioactive substance from their products. Internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the companies suppressed publication of their own internal research to avoid heightening the public's awareness of radioactivity in cigarettes. Tobacco companies continue...

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2008-03-27 01:35:00

New questions regarding "Big Tobacco's" influence in the research industry arose when the New York Times reported on Wednesday that one project received a large donation from a parent company of cigarette maker Liggett Group Inc. Researchers had previously disclosed Liggett's identity in the October, 26 2006 dated study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Studies conducted by Weill Cornell Medical College in 2006 reported that routine CT lung scans were an effective method of...

2006-08-17 22:58:58

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the group of tobacco companies had broken the law, but could not be forced to fund a multibillion-dollar quit-smoking campaign, as the government had sought. "Cigarette smoking causes disease,...

2006-08-17 19:03:22

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the group of tobacco companies had broken the law, but could not be forced to fund a multi-billion-dollar quit-smoking campaign, as the government had sought. "Cigarette smoking causes disease,...

2006-08-17 18:27:37

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that a group of tobacco companies had broken the law, but could not be forced to pay monetary penalties such as funding a large anti-smoking campaign, as the government had sought. "Cigarette smoking...

2006-08-17 16:06:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that cigarette makers were liable for a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. But the judge declined to impose major monetary penalties on tobacco companies, such as funding a large anti-smoking campaign, as the government had sought. Targeted in the 1999 lawsuit were Altria Group Inc. and its Philip Morris USA unit; Loews Corp.'s Lorillard Tobacco unit, which has a tracking stock, Carolina Group;...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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