Big Tobacco, US Ask Judge To OK Deal On Confessional Ads

Law360, Washington (January 22, 2014, 6:09 PM EST) -- Big Tobacco and the U.S. government asked a Washington federal judge Wednesday to accept a recent accord on how the companies will disseminate statements that admit to their deceiving the public about cigarettes' health effects, while a larger battle looms over the statements' content.

Attorneys for Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., the U.S. government and a group of intervening public health associations said at a status conference that the recent deal was a significant step toward resolving a 14-year Racketeer...
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