AMICUS BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS

January 22, 2014 10:08 am by Gene Borio

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AMICUS BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ASSCOATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS

The National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) hereby file this amicus brief urging the Court to include its members in the list of media which the Defendants are required to publish corrective statements concerning the harmful effects of smoking. In support of their Brief, declarations from Cloves C. Campbell, Jr., Chair of the Board of Directors of NNPA and James L. Winston, Executive Director of NABOB as well as membership listings of their respective associations are attached. Exhibits 1 and 2. Advertisements with NNPA and NABOB will disseminate the information more comprehensively and more directly to members of the African American community, which was a primary target of the Defendants’ extensive marketing practices to promote smoking. Because the Defendants directly and intentionally targeted the African American community, the publication of the text of the court-ordered corrective statement by NNPA and NABOB members will be a more effective and complete remedy for the Defendants harmful conduct.

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