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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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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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[Canada] Inside the December edition of Loupe: Robert Lutczyk, contraband cigarettes and Sheila McCarthy

underground world of contraband cigarettes (page 8). Finance Minister Charles Sousa appears hopeful a crackdown could bring an additional $700 million into the treasury over four years as the Province cracks down on cigarettes manufactured on First Nation
DurhamRegion.com (ca)
added Dec 1, 2014 12:09
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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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[Canada] FORSEY: Smoke-free outdoor spaces sought

From Jan. 19-25, Cape Breton District Health Authority will join its partners to celebrate National Non-Smoking Week. If you smoke, use this time to consider quitting; or if you are interested in creating smoke-free outdoor spaces in your community contac
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Jan 6, 2014 20:53
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's beer and cigarette investment boom raises alarm

Myanmar has nine cigarette and tobacco-product factories, with Rothmans of Pall-Mall Myanmar Pte. Ltd. controlling 85 percent of the official cigarette market. Black market brands, however, are so prevalent that they are sold at supermarkets. Two new fac
Eleven (mm)
added Feb 26, 2013 14:40
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[Canada] Have cigarette taxes become ‘extreme’? Canadian tobacco exec says so

The head of Canada’s biggest cigarette maker is railing against taxes on tobacco products she says are “extreme,” as well as against health “extremists” who want the sale of the cancer-causing products banned completely.
GlobalTV (ca)
added May 30, 2014 04:52
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[Florida] US Supreme Court Rejects Big Tobacco Appeal

said a Philip Morris lawyer in a statement. “We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases.” They will have their hands full. “Other individual cases can proceed just like Douglas did with
Lawyers.com Blog
added Oct 15, 2013 16:10
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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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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $30M Tobacco Award Despite Misgivings ($$)

affirmed a $10 million compensatory damages award and $20 million punitive damages award for Vernell Smith … judges said that despite the thin evidentiary basis for such a large award in the case, they reluctantly had to affirm the judgment under the prec
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 12:16
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