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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] 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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[Arkansas] Court says tobacco suit checks in mail

The checks are in the mail to the 20,521 Marlboro Lights smokers who are splitting $18 million paid to settle a lawsuit, a Friday court order states. Just more than 13,000 claimants are being paid 10 cents to 25 cents for every pack of Marlboro Lights o
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Apr 15, 2017 14:03
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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] 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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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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