Flight attendants sue over secondhand smoke
- BC targets tobacco companies. Kent, Heather // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p239
Announces that British Columbia (BC) is the first province to introduce legislation for legal action against tobacco companies in order to recoup health care costs. The strategy allows class-action lawsuits by BC residents; Initiatives to reduce smoking in children; Additional licensing fees...
- Stubbed out. Costello, Emily // Science World;10/06/97, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p4
Deals with the agreement between tobacco companies and state officials in the United States to forbid the use of human models and cartoon characters in cigarette advertisements. Reference to cigarette icon, Joe Camel; Details on nicotine, morphine and codeine; Information on teenage smoking.
- Attorney-client privilege aced by fraud exception. // Defense Counsel Journal;Jan1998, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p147
Reports that the defendant cigarette manufacturers in Florida settled after they lost a key court battle to avoid the production of documents under the attorney-client privilege. Lawsuit against the manufacturers to recover health costs incurred by the state in treating various diseases of...
- Making ingredient list public might be `taking'. // Defense Counsel Journal;Jan1998, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p148
Reports on the injunction issued by the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts against the enforcement of a statute that require cigarette manufacturers to furnish a list of ingredients added to their products. Classification of the list as a public document; Challenge to the...
- It's great to be right. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;09/15/97, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p4
Comments on the unconstitutional nature of a number of provisions in the settlement reached by the American tobacco industry with the federal government in 1997. Regulation of tobacco advertising and limitation of rights of smokers to sue tobacco companies as examples of illegal provisions;...
- Pryce to help Gingrich cut through smoke in '98. // National Journal;11/08/97, Vol. 29 Issue 45, p2233
Reports on the formation of an informal group to work on the tobacco industry legislation in the United States. Officials tapped by Newt Gingrich for the group.
- What is this stuff, anyhow? // State Legislatures;Oct/Nov96, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p10
Reports on the passage of a law in Massachusetts requiring the tobacco industry to divulge the exact ingredients in each brand of cigarette, cigars and chewing tobacco. Suit filed by tobacco companies to prevent implementation; Requirement for `nicotine yield rating.'
- Putting a price on life. // UNESCO Courier;Sep98, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p40
Reports on how a judge in the United States rejected the claims of tobacco defense lawyers that their clients were able to save the government billion of dollars due to the premature death of smokers. Estimated value of medical bills due to diseases caused by smoking according to Tom Purcell,...
- Florida negotiates own settlement on tobacco issue. Bradford, Michael // Business Insurance;09/01/97, Vol. 31 Issue 35, p75
Presents information on the tobacco companies settlement with Florida, highlighting a possible $11.1 billion settlement agreement. Initial settlement agreement with Florida; Terms of the settlement; Significance of the Florida settlement; Details on the trials still to be faced by tobacco...
- Smoke gets in your aye. Lacayo, Richard; Dickerson, John F.; Van Voorst, Bruce // Time International (South Pacific Edition);01/26/98, Issue 4, p23
Focuses on the possible impact of the discovery of proof the cigarette companies marketed to teens on the federal agreement for a settlement with tobacco companies. The immunity a federal agreement would give tobacco companies; Public exposure of company documents; Lawsuits of individual states.