Quebec Seeks $60B From 10 Tobacco Cos. For Health Costs

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The government of the Canadian province of Quebec reportedly announced on Friday it is launching a CA$60.7 billion (US$59.1 billion) lawsuit to recover health care costs from 10 tobacco manufacturers, including Philip Morris USA Inc and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Quebec joins British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, which have already filed similar suits, The Montreal Gazette reported Friday.

The province’s CA$60.7 billion suit is seeking is CA$45.8 billion for the costs of treating patients from 1970 to this year, the Gazette reported. It is...
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