RJ Reynolds Can't Erase Calif.'s $3M Fee Award In Ad Row

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday upheld a $2.9 million award for the state’s attorney fees in litigation over tobacco advertisements, rejecting R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s argument the award was undeserved because the issue on which the state prevailed was not “significant.”

The state had sued the company in 2007 based on advertisements placed in Rolling Stone magazine promoting a campaign called “Farm Rocks,” which was intended to appeal to fans of music produced on independent record labels. The advertisements allegedly featured cartoons, and under the...
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