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US court rejects Canadian suit against tobacco manufacturers

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7254.136/c (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:136
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A lawsuit launched by the Canadian government in the United States against several large tobacco manufacturers for allegedly being involved in the extensive smuggling of cigarettes from the United States into Canada has been rejected by a US district court judge.

    Judge Thomas McAvoy ruled that Canada's attempt to recoup the tax money it said it had lost because of …

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