Tobacco Suit Tossed
- U.K. tobacco claimants drop lawsuits. Aldred, Carolyn // Business Insurance;03/08/99, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p19
Reports that tobacco industry claimants in Great Britain dropped lawsuits seeking compensation for a group of lung cancer sufferers following a High Court ruling that most of plaintiffs had filed their claims beyond the three-year statute of limitations. Announcement of decision by plaintiff...
- Analysts decry premature burial of tobacco industry. Marois, Michael B. // Bond Buyer;03/10/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30846, p36
Focuses on the class-action lawsuits on tobacco industry in San Francisco, California. Claims of Medicaid recipients on settlement proceeds; Reasons for the decline in cigarette consumption; Impact of outcome of the presidential elections on tobacco industry.
- Tobacco insurers gain time in Louisiana class action. Lonkevich, Dan // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;05/05/97, Vol. 101 Issue 18, p20
Reports that insurers have been granted a tobacco liability reprieve as a result of the fact that a certified Louisiana class-action lawsuit against the tobacco industry was removed to a federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana. Details on the lawsuit; Information on the involvement of insurers.
- Russian Case Next on List of Foreign Suits Against Tobacco. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;09/18/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30977, p4
Reports the lawsuit filed by Russia against tobacco companies in the United States regarding tobacco settlement securitization. Details on charges of the suit; Enumeration of other lawsuits filed against US tobacco companies; Effect of litigation on financial operations.
- New Lawsuit Alleges MSA Violates Compact Clause. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/4/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32189, p5
Reports on the lawsuit filed in Shreveport, Louisiana alleging the unconstitutionality of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between states and major tobacco companies by Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute. Aim of the action to seek injunctive relief that would enjoin...
- Legal imaginations stretching liability to unreasonable limits. Kirsch, Michael // Crain's Cleveland Business;07/12/99, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p11
Focuses on lawsuits related to tobacco liability for second hand smoke in the United States. Decision of a Mississippi jury against a barber; Creative liability theory.
- Plaintiffs seek review of Engle tobacco ruling. // Business Insurance;7/21/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 29, p56
Plaintiffs in Florida tobacco litigation are asking a state appeals court to reconsider a ruling that overturned a landmark $145 billion judgment against tobacco companies. The class of an estimated 500,000 sick smokers and their families asked the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami, Florida...
- Dutch tobacco industry backs down. Raw, Martin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/17/91, Vol. 303 Issue 6799, p383
Reports the lawsuit filed by Dutch tobacco industry against Stivoro, a Dutch Foundation on Smoking and Health in the Netherlands. Reason for the suing Stivoro; Details on judge decision on the case; Appeal of the tobacco industry against the interim judgment.
- Passing the megabucks. // New Scientist;06/28/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2088, p3
Editorial. Ponders on the laxity of the settlement agreed upon by the United States government and the nation's tobacco industry to pay for the treatment of illnesses caused by smoking, to settle lawsuits against the industry and to fund anti-smoking campaigns. Spreading of payments over the...