High Court Lets Tobacco Ad Restrictions Stick

Law360, New York (June 28, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not reconsider a landmark 2006 decision that imposed new marketing requirements on tobacco companies for deceiving Americans about the risks of smoking.

The high court denied certiorari petitions from Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Altria Group Inc., British Tobacco Ltd. and Lorillard Tobacco Co.

The decision also came with bad news for the U.S. Department of Justice, effectively putting an end to its efforts at recovering $280 billion in damages from the companies....
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