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[Florida] Appeals exhausted, Big Tobacco must pay $15 million to family of dead Volusia smoker

Supreme Court’s decision means tobacco companies must pay about $40 million in the 11 Florida cases within the next 30 days, Gale said. A lot more tobacco litigation is on the way. Gale is handling 60 cases before Circuit Judge Robert K. Rouse Jr. in De
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Jun 18, 2014 13:17
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[Florida] BECK: In Smoking Cases, Interminable Delay Is the Real Due Process Violation

On Monday, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed a reply brief in an appeal it brought before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In Walker v. RJR ... Given that the Engle ruling is now seven years old, this due process issue should have been s
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 23, 2013 03:31
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Ward lost his entitlement to fees and costs because he made a flawed settlement offer....The offer of judgment law, Florida Statutes Section 768.79, is intended to encourage settlement ...penalizes lawyers who rate an A- instead of an A in Draftsmanship
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 7, 2014 07:30
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Japan seeks Zambian tobacco

JAPAN Tobacco (JT), the world’s third largest tobacco manufacturer has signed a contract with 7,000 Zambian tobacco farmers for the supply of raw tobacco to that country. Speaking during a question and answer session when President Sata met Japanese bus
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Oct 13, 2012 16:27
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[North Carolina] Lack of FTC news on Reynolds-Lorillard deal encourages investors

in the absence of public comment or regulatory filings from the companies or the FTC, investors may have reversed course with their sentiment on the deal. The companies said Jan. 20 they had achieved “certified substantial compliance” for additional regul
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2015 22:25
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[Canada] Ladies, Quit Smoking After Your Period; Estrogen, Progesterone Levels After Ovulation Make Quitting Easier

A recent study conducted at the University of Montreal has found that a woman’s menstrual cycle plays a significant role in nicotine cravings. Women should find it easier to overcome nicotine withdrawal symptoms after ovulation when their estrogen and pr
Medical Daily
added Jan 5, 2015 23:47
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[Florida] Fla. Court Throws Out $17M Award Against Big Tobacco ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed a $16.8 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the family of a woman who died of smoking-related diseases, ruling a trial court had prematurely declared her a member of
Law360
added May 13, 2013 04:12
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight Engle Suits At US Supreme Court ($$)

members of the landmark class action were allowed to use findings from that case in their individual suits... filed 10 separate petitions for writs of certiorari in the cases that stemmed from the Florida Supreme Court's 2006 decision in Engle v. Liggett
Law360
added Apr 3, 2014 13:26
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[Saudi Arabia] Shisha shops not included in under-18 tobacco ban

Shisha shops, cafes and restaurants are not included in a recent ban implemented by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 18, a Ministry of Health official said.
Arab News (sa)
added Jul 2, 2012 12:13
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Florida smokers about to get big pay day

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. wanted the court to review cases in which smokers won large damage awards without having to prove that the companies sold a defective and dangerous product or hid the risks of smo
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 08:51
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