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BAT Wins Australian Approval to Pursue Trademark Claim Over Health Labels

Tweet British American Tobacco Plc., Europe’s biggest cigarette maker, won an Australian judge’s approval to pursue a claim that its trademark was infringed by a distributor who covered a label with a health warning. Supreme Court of Victoria Judge Elizabeth Hollingworth today dismissed a request from Trojan Trading Co. to throw the case out. “Trojan makes some very valid criticisms of BAT’s proposed cause of action,” Hollingworth wrote ... Jump to full article >>

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. wins Pa. appeal in advertising case

Tweet HARRISBURG, PA. — A Pennsylvania appellate court is siding with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a lawsuit over advertising that the company ran in Rolling Stone magazine in 2007. The state Commonwealth Court’s Tuesday decision overturned a Philadelphia judge who ordered Reynolds to pay a $302,000 fine or pay for an anti-smoking ad in a Pennsylvania edition of the magazine. At issue was a fold-out Camel ad promoting independent record l ... Jump to full article >>

Smoker wins $8 million verdict

Tweet A Connecticut smoker who developed larynx cancer has won $8 million in a lawsuit against a tobacco company, the first such jury verdict in New England, her attorney said Thursday. David Golub, attorney for Barbara Izzarelli of Norwich, said Thursday a federal jury in Bridgeport made the award late Wednesday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after a two-week trial. He said a judge will decide additional punitive damages next month which coul ... Jump to full article >>

General Election 2010: David Cameron wins Witney with increased majority

Tweet David Cameron called on Gordon Brown to quit as Prime Minister this morning as voters overwhelmingly rejected Labour but failed to hand the Tories an outright majority. The Tory leader said that the Government ‘had lost its mandate to govern.’ The BBC predicted that the Tories would be the biggest party in a hung parliament after they secured their biggest swing against Labour for 80 years. And with more than 500 results declar ... Jump to full article >>