Posts tagged: Philip Morris

Big tobacco case reinstated in Minnesota

Tweet We have closely followed the recent outbreak of Florida suits claiming injuries from smoking, but today we turn our attention to tobacco-litigation news coming out of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Minnesota Court of Appeals yesterday gave a green light to a suit claiming that Philip Morris misled smokers by marketing low-tar cigarettes as a healthier form of tobacco. The court also authorized the suit to proceed as a class action, on behal ... Jump to full article >>

Small Cigarette Packs Invade Bulgarian Market

Tweet The international cigarette maker “Marlboro” will introduce on the Bulgarian market cigarette boxes with 10 pieces each, instead of the common 20. The information is listed in the tobacco products registry of the Finance Ministry. The brands “Red” and “Gold” will cost BGN 2.70 compared to BGN 5.20 for the 20-pack. “Philip Morris Bulgaria” told the daily “Dnevnik” they are generally ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco giant’s call on law stirs up Greens

Tweet The Greens have stepped up their attack on a planned trans-Pacific free trade zone after tobacco giant Philip Morris called for the right to challenge anti-smoking laws. Greens co-leader Russel Norman revealed yesterday a Philip Morris submission to the United States Government which insisted any deal must allow challenges to laws such as the regulation of cigarette packaging or bans on tobacco products. The company is presently suing the ... Jump to full article >>

No class status in light cigarette lawsuit

Tweet BANGOR, Maine—A federal judge in Maine has declined to grant class status to smokers who’re suing Philip Morris and its parent company over light cigarettes U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ruled in a case brought on behalf of plaintiffs in Maine, Illinois, California and the District of Columbia. The ruling was issued the day before Thanksgiving. The lawsuit contends smokers of Marlboro Lights, Virginia Slims Lights and other ligh ... Jump to full article >>

Woman files lawsuit against big tobacco

Tweet A woman is suing some of the nation’s largest tobacco companies in Manatee County Circuit Court for monetary damages after she developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after smoking, according to a lawsuit filed this month. Rebecca A. Ireland is suing several tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Ireland’s case is one of two pending lawsuits against tobacco companies in Manatee County. In Ju ... Jump to full article >>

Federal Court Denies Class Certification in Four “Lights” Cigarettes Cases in Multi-District Litigation

Tweet Philip Morris USA (PM USA) said today that a federal trial court denied class-certification in four separate cases in which smokers seek refunds for “Lights” cigarettes they smoked. The district court ruling was issued in the In re Light Cigarette Marketing Sales Practices Litigation, a Multi-District Litigation in which pretrial proceedings in various “Lights” cases are being coordinated in the federal district cour ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette Warnings So Graphic Big Tobacco Sued

Tweet Did Uruguay go too far with the warning labels it makes tobacco companies put on cigarette packages? Philip Morris seems to think so – the big tobacco company filed suit against the South American country. The labels include graphic images – including dead babies and rotten teeth – and they must cover 80 percent of the surface area of each package. If you have the stomach for it, take a look… gallery: [nggallery id=7 ... Jump to full article >>

Altria’s Companies Launch Consumer Voter Education Campaign

Tweet With an eye on the upcoming elections on November 2nd, Altria’s tobacco operating companies have launched a voter education and awareness campaign for their adult tobacco consumers. Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton will each be reaching out to many of their adult consumers stressing the importance of voting and encouraging them to make their voices heard on November 2nd. These efforts are designed to h ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco cash ban will hit Coalition

Tweet TOBACCO companies will be banned from donating to political parties in NSW in the latest deal between the Greens and Labor on election funding reform. The Greens MP John Kaye will move to include the ban in a bill already before Parliament that seeks to overhaul the system of political donations and election spending in the state. The proposal is supported by the Premier, Kristina Keneally, meaning it is set to be in place before the electi ... Jump to full article >>

Philip Morris International Uses Deadly Volcano as Marketing Tool in Indonesia

Tweet It is truly appalling that Philip Morris International and its Indonesian subsidiary, Sampoerna, are taking advantage of the deadly volcano eruption in Indonesia as a marketing opportunity. According to a news report published by GlobalPost, an on-line international news agency, Sampoerna – Indonesia’s largest tobacco company – is sponsoring a Sampoerna Rescue camp on the slopes of the erupting Mount Merapi in Java. According to ... Jump to full article >>