From November 21 to 25, 2016, before the Court of Appeal of Quebec, three Canadian tobacco companies will attempt to overturn the June 2015 judgment sentencing them to pay $15 billion to 100,000 Quebecers victimized by tobacco. Once again, Imperial Tobacco (ITL), Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald will seek to be relieved of their obligations towards victims of their own products. Representing the victims of this class action, lawyers and the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health will vigorously contest the arguments tabled by the companies.
Click on the following link to consult the press release issued on November 21 2016 (French version only): Start of the appeal of the judgment against cigarette manufacturers
The hearings will be open to the public and will take place at the Court of Appeal of Quebec (100 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Court of Appeal is expected to render a judgment in about six month.