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2013-09-26 23:24:19

On September 24, 2013, following a three month trial and almost sixteen years of litigation, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Prager issued a long-awaited ruling (case No. 711400) against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA, Inc., finding that over a period of several years the company had deceptively marketed its top-selling Marlboro Lights as being less harmful than regular full-flavored cigarettes. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 In a 21 page ruling...

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2011-06-28 05:20:00

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the nation's major tobacco companies to spend $242 million on a Louisiana smoking cessation program. Philip Morris USA Inc., a Reynolds American Inc. unit, a Lorillard Inc. unit and British American Tobacco Plc's Brown & Williamson unit argued that the lower court had improperly allowed the case to proceed as a class action on behalf of more than 500,000 smokers. At issue in the Louisiana case was whether several tobacco companies committed...

2011-06-13 09:41:00

ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Swedlow & Associates, Korein Tillery, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Newman Bronson & Wallisare: A class action lawsuit about whether Philip Morris USA Inc. misled consumers about Marlboro Lights cigarettes has been certified to proceed. The lawsuit is called Craft v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc. and it is pending in the Missouri Circuit Court, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit. You...

2010-02-12 06:30:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.'s (NYSE: SWM) contract with Philip Morris USA, Inc. (Philip Morris USA) specifies that Schweitzer-Mauduit will serve as the sole supplier of the co-developed, on-line banded cigarette paper technology (MOD) used to produce low ignition propensity (LIP) cigarettes. Schweitzer-Mauduit is, and has been for many years, a strategic partner with Philip Morris USA. Philip Morris USA is able to develop or...

2008-03-02 03:00:23

By Morrison, Margaret A Krugman, Dean M; Park, Pumsoon Objectives. In light of the Smokeless Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (STMSA) and the fact that smokeless tobacco advertising has received little attention, we examined industry data to assess smokeless tobacco advertising in popular magazines. Of particular interest was the level of advertising in magazines with high youth readership and the amount of reach and frequency that was generated among readers aged 12 to 17 years....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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