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Tobacco Firm Won’t Appeal Ruling: Brown &...

From Times Staff and Wire reports

Tobacco Firm Won’t Appeal Ruling: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. said it will not appeal a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that health warnings on cigarette packs do not protect tobacco companies from liability suits. Louisville, Ky.-based Brown & Williamson said it is confident it would win if any liability cases are presented and would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the New Jersey decision. The New Jersey ruling flew in the face of a series of federal decisions that gave tobacco companies immunity from smoker-death lawsuits after 1966, when Congress ordered the labels placed on cigarette packs.


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