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[Canada] Durham MPP Granville Anderson says Ontario will focus on smuggled smokes to raise revenues

With the Province on the red side of the ledger, the finance minister said Ontario will turn its attention to the “underground economy,” with a renewed focus on contraband tobacco products, which Mr. Sousa said could fetch as much as $400 million in addi
DurhamRegion.com (ca)
added Dec 1, 2014 13:20
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[Canada] Court rules against condo with smoking cigar

The recent court decision means condo boards must act quickly to deal with second-hand smoke complaints.... What happened to MacKay and Cheney was probably the worst example of second-hand smoke migration ever to reach a Canadian courtroom.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added May 30, 2014 04:34
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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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[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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[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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[Canada] VIDEO: Quebec tables bill targeting e-cigarettes, smoking on patios

Quebec has introduced sweeping legislation that would extend the ban to patios and subject increasingly popular e-cigarettes to the same rules as other tobacco products. Flavoured tobacco would also be outlawed as would smoking in a vehicle if someone und
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 11, 2015 14:45
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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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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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