Tobacco Industry Reform Essay by The Research Group

Tobacco Industry Reform
Examines product liability reform at the state and federal level, bills and lawsuits, warning labels, regulation, tort reform, examples and insurance.
# 14793 | 2,700 words | 19 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Business (Industries) , Law (Business) , Law (Tort)


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"EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
PRODUCT LIABILITY REFORM AND THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Product liability cases provide compensation for injuries incurred from the use of an unreasonably dangerous product. Recently, tobacco products have become a focus for product liability lawsuits. These cases brought against tobacco manufacturers allege both that the product is defective since it is unreasonably dangerous for its intended purpose and that the industry intentionally concealed the dangers from the public.

Congress has an extensive history of attempting to regulate and restrict the sale, marketing and distribution of tobacco products. State legislatures have also enacted laws attempting to tax and control the use of such products.

Outside of the legislative arena, individuals and state ..."

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