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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC v. AG KANO STATE & ORS

(2021) JELR 109283 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/214/2015  •  29 Dec 2021  •  Nigeria

Coram
Ita George Mbaba, JCA Abubakar Muazu Lamido, JCA Usman Alhaji Musale, JCA

Judgement

ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Appellant filed Amended Notice of Appeal on 13/1/2016, which was deemed duly filed on 13/3/2016, to appeal against the decision of Kano State High Court in Suit No. K/232/2007, delivered by Hon. Justice Wada Abubakar Omar on 16/4/2010, wherein the learned trial Judge dismissed the Preliminary Objection raised by Appellant to the service of the Court processes in the case on Appellant.

Appellant was the 3rd Defendant in the Suit No K/232/2007, whereof the Attorney-General of Kano State (as Plaintiff) sued (1) The British American Tobacco Nig. Ltd, (2) International Tobacco Ltd, (3) British American Tobacco Plc, (4) British American Tobacco Investment Ltd, (5) Philif Morris Internal, (6) The Tobacco Institute, as Defendants, seeking some reliefs, including Orders of mandatory injunction compelling the Defendants, their successors, privies or agents to cease the marketing, promotion, distribution and sale of tobacco related produ…

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