DC Circ. Upholds Most Of Decision V. Big Tobacco

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld most of a landmark 2006 decision that determined cigarette makers breached racketeering laws and took part in a fraudulent scheme to deceive people about the risks of smoking.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday affirmed restrictions on how tobacco firms can market their products and an order that they issue corrective statements to the public about the negative health effects and addictiveness of smoking and nicotine.

The appeals court ruling requires the companies...
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