Fortune Tobacco Corp. v. Inter-Agency Committee - Tobacco

A tobacco company petitioned the Court for a declaratory judgment regarding a tobacco control law that regulated or prohibited tobacco advertisements, except those located within point-of-sale premises.  Students at the University of the Philippines filed a motion for reconsideration of their previously denied motion to intervene, claiming that they possessed legal standing as members of the youthful demographic targeted by tobacco advertisements.  The Court denied the motion, noting that the purpose of the petition was solely to clarify the manner in which tobacco companies ought to comply with the law and that the respondent government entities aptly represented all public interests, including those of the youth.

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Fortune Tobacco Corp. v. Inter-Agency Committee - Tobacco, et al., SCA Case No. 2007-688-MK, Philippines Regional Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region, Marikina City (2008)..

  • Philippines
  • Feb 7, 2008
  • Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region, Marikina City, Branch 263

Parties

Plaintiff Fortune Tobacco Corporation

Defendant

  • Administrator of the National Tobacco Administration
  • Inter-Agency Committee - Tobacco
  • President of the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control Alliance
  • President of the Philippine Tobacco Institute
  • Secretary of the Department of Agriculture
  • Secretary of the Department of Education
  • Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Secretary of the Department of Finance
  • Secretary of the Department of Health
  • Secretary of the Department of Justice
  • Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology
  • Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry

Cited Legislation

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product

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