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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] 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
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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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[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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[Pennsylvania] New law angers roll-your-own cigarette shops, customers

Erie (PA) Times-News
added Jul 8, 2012 21:55
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[Trinidad And Tobago] Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act No 15 of 2009 is designed to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent smoking by young people, to restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers, improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15
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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] 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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[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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