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[North Carolina] Odds improve for Reynolds-Lorillard merger

The odds have climbed to 90 percent for federal approval of Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc., a Wells Fargo Securities analyst said Monday. Bonnie Herzog raised her projection from 80 percent based in large part from recent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] Schlesinger Team Wins $35 Million Verdict for Smoker

Boatright, now 61, was the victim of a calculated corporate marketing strategy..."We've all been brainwashed by the Marlboro man...The kids were watching Westerns. What could be more impressionable than that?"...Post-settlement: Radabaugh on Monday denied
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 15, 2015 20:09
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[Florida] High Court's Denial Spurs Big Tobacco To Look Beyond Engle ($$)

a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Law360
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55
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[Canada] Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Teen boys who recently started smoking are more likely to quit than teen girls. And, both boys and girls who are frightened by cigarette warning labels or play team sports are more likely to quit...study included 620 boys and girls in Montreal
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 3, 2014 12:14
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[Florida] Naugle v. Philip Morris

Naugle v. Philip Morris was a landmark 2009 court case in which a jury awarded plaintiff Lucinda Naugle $300 million.[1][2] The award included $56.6 million in compensatory damages for medical expenses and $244 million in punitive damages.[1][2] At the t
Wikipedia
added Mar 20, 2014 13:19
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Awards Smoker $5M In Suit Against Philip Morris [FREE FULL TEXT]

Antonio Cuculino, 69, was found to be 60 percent responsible for his health problems caused by decades of smoking Marlboro cigarettes, and the jury reduced the $12.5 million award against Philip Morris to $5 million, according to Cuculino's attorney Jeff
Law360
added Jan 25, 2014 21:08
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear tobacco manufacturers’ appeal

“The cigarette companies have two choices left in Florida: either spend the next century continuing to lose around 65-70 percent of its cases, or working to fairly settle them and bring some closure to those 8,000 or so victims who have been waiting more
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2013 04:03
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[Korea - South] KT&G, BAT Korea release new cigarettes

KT&G said it has produced an apple-scented menthol cigarette named "Esse Sense Apple Mint," . . . BAT Korea released "Dunhilll Fine Cut Slims" in which tobacco leaves are half the size of previous products, increasing the mildness of cigar.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:17
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[Florida] Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015 ($$)

Attorneys will also be watching as the Florida Supreme Court eyes critical cases that could change the way the state handles punitive damages in tobacco litigation
Law360
added Jan 2, 2015 22:57
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[Florida] ANDREWS: Eleventh Circuit Stacks Deck Against Defendants In Never-Ending 'Engle' Product Liability Litigation

In Walker v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that even though Florida state courts failed to require plaintiffs to establish from the trial record that a previously tried issue was actually decided
Forbes
added Sep 17, 2013 02:53
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