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Father Targets Film Studios Over Smoking Scenes In Movies

Law360, New York (February 25, 2016, 9:07 PM EST) -- A father hit the Motion Picture Association of America and six of Hollywood's largest film studios with a proposed class action over including smoking scenes in movies rated suitable for children, despite evidence showing those scenes can cause cigarette addiction, according to the complaint filed in California federal court on Thursday.

California resident Timothy Forsyth, whose sons are 12 and 13 years old, says the MPAA and the six largest film studios that comprise it have acted negligently and falsely mislead moviegoers by allowing tobacco imagery...
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