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August 2002 Archives

Tobacco Industry's Financial Ties

Tobacco Industry Manipulated Ads SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- August 28, 2002 -- Tobacco companies used their close financial ties with drug companies to manipulate the marketing of smoking cessation products such as nicotine patches and gum, according to a University of California study (Journal American Medical Association, Vol. 288 No....

Nevada Court Strikes Down Arbitration Clause

Forced Arbitration Clause in Home Warranty CARSON CITY, NV -- August 9, 2002 -- A mandatory arbitration clause in a home buyer's warranty was unconscionable and could not be enforced, according to a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling (Burch v. Second Judicial District Court, Case No. 38283, July 17, 2002)....