Canada: Smokers awarded $15 billion in damages as tobacco companies ordered to pay

Quebec, Canada. Three tobacco companies have been ordered to pay $15 billion in damages after losing a historic court case.

In making his judgement, THE HONORABLE BRIAN RIORDAN, J.S.C, wrote:

“these companies colluded among themselves in order to impede the public from learning of health related information about smoking, a collusion that continued for many decades thereafter.”

 

The judgement, made 27 May, 2015 can be read in full here.