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British American Tobacco is drawn into Israeli damages claim

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1104
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    British American Tobacco (BAT) has been added by the Jerusalem district court as a defendant in a multibillion dollar lawsuit over compensation for damage to members of Israel's largest health maintenance organisation.

    Clalit Health Services is seeking compensation for its healthcare expenses incurred from smoking related illnesses caused by cigarettes manufactured and advertised by the defendants.

    Court judge Yosef Shapira handed down a legal precedent on Thursday 3 November when he ruled that a holding company that does not itself deal directly …

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