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Six months after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court of Canada today weighed in favour of the provincial government of British Columbia, In a unanimous decision written by Justice Russell Brown, Canada’s highest court upset two previous decisions m
A high court ruling has declared that the man accused of trading in influence and complicity in the request of a €60 million bribe from a Swedish tobacco company, had his human rights breached when the Attorney General refused to declare his evidence clo
It also demonstrates the lengths to which the industry will go to try to delay its judgment day in court. B.C., in 1998, was the first province to sue tobacco companies for damages, adopting its first Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act.
Michel Boyer reports on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling against a tobacco giant and the ripple effect it could have.
The Supreme Court of Canada, in a 7-0 decision, ruled Friday that tobacco companies cannot obtain databases containing medical information in a lawsuit that could potentially cost them billions. The judgment, written by Justice Russell Brown, overturned
Province argues tobacco firms should be compelled to help pay the cost of treating smoking-related diseases
In a unanimous ruling, on July 13 the Supreme Court of Canada allowed an appeal from the Province of British Columbia to protect health databases from being compelled in an action it started to recover expenses from tobacco manufacturers under the Tobacc
nolds and Philip Morris asked a Florida jury on Thursday not to add punitive damages to the $2.1 million it awarded a fortnight ago over the death of a longtime smoker who worked at a Miami-area hospital in the early 1990s when smoking was still allowed i
The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether British Columbia has to hand millions of patients’ health information over to tobacco giant Philip Morris International. It’s the newest chapter in the province’s legal fight to force cigarette mak
Tropical Tobacco, Inc.—a company best known by its AGANORSA Leaf and Casa Fernández names—has won a ruling over who gets to use the word Mombacho in the U.S. cigar market. On Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in
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