MONTREAL, March 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - "Imperial Tobacco Canada is disappointed that the Court of Appeal did not overturn the first instance judgment. We are still of the view that this decision is wrong – ignoring the reality that both adult consumers and government have known about the risk associated with smoking for decades. As a result, we believe it should be overturned.
Following release of the judgment from the Quebec Court of Appeal, the plaintiffs requested immediate release of the funds on deposit, which was refused. They then filed a formal motion to release the funds.
Imperial Tobacco Canada filed a motion to prevent the release of the funds in question.
We will take the time to carefully review the judgment before commenting on next steps. Our priority remains to conduct a prosperous and sustainable business in Canada. Given the significance of the judgment, we fully intend to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada."
SOURCE Imperial Tobacco Canada
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