Government: Tobacco Firms Hid Evidence of Smoking's III Effects
- Judge Refuses to Delay Start of U.S. RICO Case Against Tobacco Industry. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;9/8/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31964, p28
Reports that U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler denied in September 2004 a request by the U.S. tobacco industry to delay the start of a $279 billion racketeering lawsuit brought against it by the federal government. Details of the case; Legal precedents; Implications on the tobacco industry.
- Implications of the federal court order banning the terms "light" and "mild": what difference could it make? Anderson, Stacey J.; Ling, Pamela M.; Glantz, Stanton A. // Tobacco Control;Aug2007, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p275
Federal District Judge Gladys Kessler found that the major American tobacco companies violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, defrauding the public by deceptively marketing "light" cigarettes. Judge Kessler's ruling prohibits the defendant tobacco companies from implying...
- Judge Orders Stay In DOJ Tobacco Case. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/8/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31900, p2
Reports that the United States Court of Appeals has ordered a stay of an order by Judge Gladys Kessler to British American Tobacco Co. to produce a document needed by the Justice Department which is suing the tobacco industry on racketeering charges under the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and...
- Cigarette makers seek ruling on ad statements. FROMMER, FREDERIC // Buffalo Law Journal;10/22/2012, Vol. 84 Issue 85, p4
The article reports that the tobacco companies in Washington are pressing federal judge Gladys Kessler to disapprove the government's proposed industry-financed corrective statements in order to defend the people from future deceptive statements made by cigarette makers.
- Tobacco companies ask to sell 'lights' pending appeal. Zuckerbrod, Nancy // Buffalo Law Journal;9/7/2006, Vol. 78 Issue 72, p16
The article reports on the call of top tobacco companies to U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler to put her judgment against the tobacco industry on hold and let them sell light and low tar cigarettes until they have had a chance to appeal. Kessler has ruled that major tobacco manufacturers...
- Dealers say big tobacco makes them sick. Reed, Vita // Las Vegas Business Press;01/12/98, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
Reports on separate lawsuits filed by several casino employees in Nevada against the tobacco industry for alleged health effects it caused them from secondhand smoke exposure. Establishment of a research foundation on diseases blamed on cigarettes; Petitioning of tobacco companies to set up a...
- Cigarette companies must admit they lied, says judge. // Buffalo Law Journal;8/28/2006, Vol. 78 Issue 69, p22
The article reports on the ruling against the tobacco industry. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler gave the ruling on August 17, 2006 and ordered that cigarette companies admit they have lied about the dangers of smoking. The ruling includes marketing restrictions prohibiting companies to imply...
- US judge bans use of term "light cigarette" worldwide. Harding, Anne // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/31/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7295, p654
The article states that U.S. federal judge Gladys Kessler has ruled that tobacco makers can no longer market their tobacco products as "light" or "low tar" in their promotion of the products outside the U.S. Researcher K. Michael Cummings provides comments. Judge Kessler had previously found...
- Tobacco Text. Flahardy, Cathleen // InsideCounsel;Jan2013, Vol. 24 Issue 253, p13
The article reports on an order from U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler that tobacco firm Big Tobacco should include warning about the dangers of its products on cigarette packages.