Philip Morris, Others Protest Advertising Sanctions

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 7:37 PM EST) -- Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other tobacco companies told a judge in Washington on Thursday that they should not be forced to publish advertisements that “shame and humiliate” them as punishment for lying to the public.

The government's proposed “corrective statements” go far beyond what is needed to tell consumers about the dangers of smoking, the companies said in a brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Judge Gladys Kessler in 2006 issued a landmark ruling ordering...
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