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High Court refuses to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 Malawian farmers against British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco

Josiya & Ors v British American Tobacco Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 1743 (QB)

In this case the High Court rejected an application to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 impoverished farmers from Malawi against the British American Tobacco Group and the Imperial Tobacco Group. The claimants are all Malawian citizens who lived and worked on tobacco farms in Malawi. They have brought claims in tort and […]