The latest in the legal battle over tobacco companies claims against tobacco companies has come from tobacco companies lawyers in Australia.
Read moreThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is asking for an independent investigation into the allegations made against Philip Morris and Reynolds Australia and has asked for any and all documents to be made public.
The ACCC has said it is not in a position to determine whether the Philip Morris claims are true or false.
The company, which has been seeking to recover a total of $5.8 billion over the claims made by the ACCC, has asked the ACCA to consider whether it is entitled to any further compensation.
A spokesman for Philip Morris said it has been approached by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission for comment.
“We have not received a response to this request,” he said.
“As an industry we have a strong legal case and the ACCAC is not entitled to the information they are requesting.”
The ACCAC has also told the ACC that it has no jurisdiction over the Philip Morris claim and will not make any further submissions on the matter.
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