Tobacco Cos. Fight Forced Confessional Cigarette Ads

Law360, Chicago (January 25, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- Tobacco giants including Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. said Friday that they were appealing a Washington federal court decision ordering them to publicly admit in advertisements that they deliberately deceived the public about cigarettes' addictiveness and adverse health effects.

R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco Co., Philip Morris and its parent company Altria Group Inc. lodged a notice of appeal challenging U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler's Nov. 27 order, entered in the long-running Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act case brought by the federal...
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