RJ Reynolds Didn't Violate Cartoon Ad Ban: Ohio Court

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 3:24 PM EST) -- Overturning a lower court decision, an Ohio appeals court has ruled that an advertisement for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. published in a 2007 issue of Rolling Stone magazine did not violate a 1998 settlement agreement barring Big Tobacco from running cartoon ads.

A three-judge panel of the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that R.J. Reynolds had no control over the cartoons that were included in the editorial content for Rolling Stone's November 2007 anniversary edition, which ran next to an ad for Camel...
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