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[UK, USA] FTC Ups Scrutiny Of $27.4B Reynolds-Lorillard Merger ($$)

to determine whether...Imperial Tobacco...would be able to sufficiently compete in the U.S....proposed deal is still subject to potentially intense antitrust scrutiny as it consolidates most of the U.S. tobacco market in two major competitors with Altria
Law360
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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FL Supreme Court Accepts Review in Douglas;Favorable (PDF) ($$)

Although we do not expect the Florida Supreme Court to find that the Engle progeny trial structure violates Florida Law or Due Process, we believe that their likely adverse ruling should still ultimately increase the likelihood of US Supreme Court review.
Morgan Stanley
added May 16, 2012 13:19
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Liggett Group to pay $110 million in tobacco settlement

announced Wednesday that it would pay $110 million to settle thousands of Florida lawsuits accusing the tobacco company of concealing the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The out-of-court settlement will resolve nearly 4,900 of the 5,300 lawsuits pending i
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2013 03:11
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Urge Fla. Appeals Court To Move Engle Case ($$)

told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that a trial judge erred in ruling that an Engle progeny case should proceed in Miami-Dade County, saying statutory factors dictate a transfer to Duval County. Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA
Law360
added Nov 24, 2013 01:00
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Biggest Tobacco Lawsuits

some believe that as the health effects of smoking become clearer, it will be increasingly difficult for them to have, bright long-term futures. Others believe that since big tobacco has survived so many lawsuits, nobody should worry about their viabilit
Investopedia.com
added Jan 18, 2013 04:45
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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco Plants Lead the Way to Ebola Cure

Nicotiana benthamiana, already used to produce West Nile virus antibodies, offers similar protection against the devastating Ebola virus
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Oct 6, 2014 18:08
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[Canada] Most effective way to reduce smoking? Increase price of cigarettes, study says

“If the world is serious about knocking down consumption by one-third, the only way to get there is significant increases in taxes,” Dr. Prabhat Jah, director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said in an inter
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 2, 2014 08:46
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Big Victory at Florida Supreme Court is Bad News for Cigarette Manufacturers

The majority clearly recognized and emphatically rejected the industry’s fundamental argument. “At its core, the defendants’ due process argument is an attack on our decision in Engle to give the Phase I findings res judicata – as opposed to issue precl
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 20, 2013 00:24
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[Canada, USA, North Carolina] VIDEO: Police arrest 28 in tobacco busts

Police have arrested 28 suspects and are on the hunt for seven others in a major tobacco raid Wednesday. Police raided 32 locations and seized $450,000 in cash, ... Surete du Quebec Sgt. Joyce Kemp said the bulk tobacco which made its way into Canada
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 30, 2014 23:03
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