Posts tagged: legal fight

Tobacco giants fight ‘smoking guns’

Tweet Plaintiffs say memos are ‘game-changers’ A Canadian tobacco company will be in Quebec Court of Appeal Friday in a bid to prevent damaging internal documents from being submitted during a class-action trial in which the province’s smokers are seeking $27 billion in damages from the industry. Witnesses in the trial are being shown documents – referred to as “smoking guns” by the plaintiffs – that they received in the course of t ... Jump to full article >>

Judge to determine smoking ban’s fate

Tweet The state ban on smoking in public places that has been delayed by a legal fight is going to get its day in court this week. A trial is set for today and Friday in Pierre over Secretary of State Chris Nelson’s decision to invalidate 8,845 petition signatures, which denied opponents of the state smoking ban the chance to put a referendum on the 2010 ballot and let voters decide whether the prohibition should stand. The smoking ban was ... Jump to full article >>