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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
added Apr 3, 2014 13:26

[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
added May 13, 2013 04:12

[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 (ca)
added Dec 1, 2014 13:20

[Canada] Zero tickets issued under Toronto's no smoking bylaw

Despite increased restrictions and prominent signage, many smokers are still lighting up near public buildings on Toronto's streets. There were no charges laid in the city, despite 212 complaints concerning smoking in public areas last year, CTV News has
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 14, 2015 14:55

[Canada] E-cigarette, flavoured tobacco laws coming to P.E.I.

There are details yet to be worked out, such as whether the flavoured tobacco ban would cover menthol cigarettes. Those specifics will be drawn up later in regulations. When a flavoured tobacco ban was introduced recently in Nova Scotia it was opposed
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 11, 2015 16:18

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

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

[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
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21

[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
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01

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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