Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

Type: Company
Name: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Canada’s big tobacco firms say Quebec lawsuit oversteps Parliament

Canada’s big tobacco companies are accusing the plaintiffs in a landmark class-action lawsuit of attempting to use the courts to do what Parliament doesn’t dare: ban the sale of cigarettes.In closing arguments to be heard this week as a Quebec court case ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 29 2014]
Entities: Tobacco, Quebec, Lawsuit, Canada
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 3 reports

Historic Quebec lawsuit against cigarette makers back in court

CBC  –Closing arguments in a historic class-action lawsuit against three tobacco companies began today in Quebec Superior Court.Two groups representing a total of about one million Quebec smokers are seeking $17.8 billion from Imperial Tobacco, JTI-MacDonald, ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 23 2014]

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"I'm sad for my father. He was killed by what he liked the most, which was smoking," said Martin Blais. "And it's sad that he died doing something he liked."
"He wasn't impressed by all the tobacco company (arguments), he wanted to win (the case)," Martin Blais said. "Maybe he'll win, but now he's in heaven ... he knew that his health was declining because of his addiction."

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