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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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[Canada] Vaping: what you should know about the trend some are using to quit smoking

While there is limited evidence the devices help people butt out, many say switching from smoking to vaping is not only safer – but cooler. There’s even a new store in Edmonton, called LifestylE Cig, dedicated to the new trend. “We don’t sell to minors
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 8, 2014 06:02
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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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[Canada] VIDEO: Bar owner says Quebec bill banning terrasse smoking will hurt business

The owner of more than 40 bars and restaurants is predicting business will drop by as much as 15 per cent if Quebec goes ahead with a bill to ban smoking on outdoor patios. Bill 44 comes a decade after Quebec first prohibited smoking inside eating and dr
Canadian Press
added May 6, 2015 20:48
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[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
Law360
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21
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[Canada] Province takes tough stance on tobacco

In an effort to protect Alberta's minors from the harmful effects of tobacco use, the provincial government has implemented legislation which prohibits smoking in vehicles when children are present and reduces access to flavoured tobacco.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:25
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[Canada] Alberta ban on menthol tobacco takes effect Thursday

Smokers across Alberta were stocking up Wednesday ahead of a province-wide ban on menthol tobacco products that comes into effect at midnight. The province announced the ban last May as part of a larger effort to eliminate flavoured products that critic
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 2, 2015 15:34
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[Canada] Multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge

class-action lawsuit that targets three Canadian tobacco manufacturers for nearly $20 billion has ended after almost three years of testimony. Closing arguments wrapped up in Montreal on Thursday, with Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan taking th
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:45
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