The province launched its lawsuit about 10 years ago against 12 Canadian firms and their parent companies to recoup health-care costs related to smoking
An Ontario judge has rejected the provincial government’s request to lift a stay on legal proceedings against three major Canadian tobacco companies.
The Ontario government’s request, if granted, would have allowed its lawsuit to recover smoking-related health costs to push forward.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Thomas McEwen dismissed the government’s request in a one-page ruling released on Friday, with a promise that “reasons will soon follow.”
The province launched its lawsuit roughly a decade ago against a dozen Canadian firms and their parent companies to recoup past and present health-care costs related to smoking.
Canadian Press – April 27, 2019.