Philip Morris To Sue Thailand Over Cigarette Warning Labels

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT) -- A Philip Morris Inc. international unit said Tuesday that it intends to sue the Thai government to block a new rule that would increase the size of graphic warning labels on packs of cigarettes in that country, arguing that the change will damage its brand.

The company says it will file an action in the Bangkok Administrative Court by July 4, and expects a decision in about a year. It noted that the Thai government shut out retailers from the process of developing the rule, which...
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