Tobacco Cos. Should Admit Fault In Smoking Ads: US

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 9:34 PM EST) -- The federal government on Wednesday suggested that tobacco companies admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking in new mandatory cigarette warnings and advertisements.

The U.S. Department of Justice proposed some corrective statements after Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that they be filed in open court.

The statements are mandated by Judge Kessler's 2006 landmark ruling in the District of Columbia that found cigarette companies guilty of racketeering and fraud, and ordered them...
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