Court of Appeal for Ontario refuses to throw out C$50B lawsuit filed by province against 14 tobacco companies in September 2009 in effort to recoup past, present health-care costs related to smoking

TORONTO , May 30, 2013 () – The Court of Appeal for Ontario has refused to throw out a $50 billion lawsuit filed by the province against several tobacco companies. The panel said it sees no legal reason to overturn a lower court judge's ruling that the case should proceed. Ontario launched a lawsuit against 14 tobacco companies in September 2009 in an effort to recoup past and present health-care costs related to smoking.

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