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Supreme Court Rejects Latest Tobacco Industry Appeal of Smokers’ Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away the tobacco industry’s effort to derail lawsuits by thousands of Florida smokers, leaving cigarette makers exposed to potentially billions of dollars in liability. The justices on Monday rejected appeals by units of Altria Group …

Tobacco Firms Win Partial Appeal Over Court-Ordered Disclosure Ads

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ruled that tobacco companies cannot be forced to announce publicly that they deliberately deceived the public over the health risks of cigarettes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit …

Atlanta Court Ruling Another Sign Tobacco Lawsuits Subsiding

A little-noticed ruling by three federal judges may have tipped the scales in favor of the tobacco industry‚Äôs bid to put decades of smoker lawsuits behind it. The appeals court panel in Atlanta said individual smokers, already blocked from suing …