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Court Rejects Tobacco Racketeers’ Bid to Escape Corrective Actions

Latest chapter in government’s lawsuit against tobacco companies

Editor
Jul 27, 2012

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In a victory for public health, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today rejected the tobacco industry’s attempt to escape any corrective actions despite a judgment that they have violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people for decades.

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posted July 27, 2012

U.S. Judge Slaps Down Tobacco Industry Effort to Evade Sanctions in Racketeering Case

Argument that new FDA law should replace court’s order is “particularly unconvincing”

Editor
Jun 3, 2011

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The tobacco industry spends billions marketing its products with determined deception, but it can’t dupe U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler.

Judge Kessler issued the landmark 2006 decision that the tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws (RICO) and defrauded the public by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children.

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posted June 03, 2011

How do you Shame an Industry that has None?

Tobacco companies whine to federal court about their humiliation and shame

Editor
Apr 14, 2011

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Maybe you thought you’d heard everything when the executives of Big Tobacco companies raised their right hands and swore to Congress that they didn’t believe nicotine was addictive or that cigarettes cause cancer.

Well, you were wrong.

Now they’re saying that the statements the Justice Department wants them to make under a federal court order stemming from the companies’ racketeering conviction are designed to “shame and humiliate” them.

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posted April 14, 2011

The Big Tobacco Wolf Sheds Its Sheep’s Clothing

Industry's latest actions put the lie to claims of change

Editor
Feb 28, 2011

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The tobacco companies claim they've changed and are now responsible corporate citizens.  All the while, they continue to market to kids, deceive the public and fight proven measures to reduce tobacco use.

The proof is in recent headlines:

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posted February 28, 2011

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