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[Florida] Lorillard, Reynolds Hit With $3.8M Verdict In Engle Suit ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. were slapped with $3.8 million in damages Friday in a lawsuit in Florida state court brought by the widow of an attorney who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking. The total verdict was for $5.8
Law360
added Sep 23, 2013 20:01
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco challenges Quebec ban on tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco has launched a legal challenge of certain parts of Quebec’s tobacco-control law and is asking a judge to strike them down on constitutional grounds. The company has filed an application for judicial review with Quebec Superior Court, sa
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 3, 2016 17:33
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[Canada] New e-cigarette industry says regulations off the mark

Despite Bhatnagar's perspective that e-cigarettes are safer, others contend that not enough research has been done on the long-term effects of the practice, known as vaping. Users are called vapers, since the devices emit water vapour, not smoke.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 9, 2015 21:43
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Reynolds loses another “Engle” case in Florida

A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom... Stephen Pope, managing partner for Spotlight Ideas in London, said the remaining tobacco manufacturers’ Engle exp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 16:06
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[Florida] Fla. Court Halts Suits By Engle Opt-Out Plaintiffs ($$)

In three separate rulings, Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the statute of limitations on the claims by the three plaintiffs began to run in 1997 when they opted out of the Engle v. Liggett Group class, which was decertified in 2006 by the F
Law360
added Jan 6, 2014 13:35
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[Florida] Sikes v. R.J. Reynolds

This proceeding is currently in progress. Click on a session below to view video.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 20, 2012 08:14
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Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09
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[Canada] Smoke-free condos on the rise in BC

Smoke-free Housing B.C. has been pushing for a ban on smoking in buildings for 10 years, but advocates say the concept is starting to take off with more than 100 apartment buildings now entirely smoke-free. 'Your right to smoke stops when the air hits m
CBC News (ca)
added May 30, 2014 05:54
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[Canada] Contraband cigarette case back in court

Buffalo and Dickson will be defending themselves against charges of storing tobacco products that were not marked for legal sale in Alberta and for possessing more than 1,000 cigarettes.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:02
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[Canada] $20-Billion Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Wraps Up After 3 Years Of Testimony

The plaintiffs include an estimated one million Quebecers who argue the companies are liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco. The suit involves separate groups of plaintiffs — some who beca
Canadian Press
added Dec 13, 2014 20:59
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