The Canadian Press

2015-06-01 | Tobacco Lawsuit

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In a ruling described as historic by one anti-tobacco group, a Quebec judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay 15-billion-dollars to smokers in what is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada. The landmark case pitted just over one million Quebecers against J-T-I-Macdonald, Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson and Hedges. One of the two lawsuits that eventually merged into one was filed by the late husband of Lise Blais (BLEH'), in 1998. He died of lung cancer in September 2012 at the age of 68. Blais told a Montreal news conference the couple was always confident of winning the case. (The three tobacco giants have already said that they will appeal. The plaintiffs had argued that the tobacco companies were liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco.)

Date: 2015-06-01
Placeline: MONTREAL.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

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