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[Florida] Fla. Court Told Attys' Fees In Engle Progeny Case Are Invalid ($$)

that counsel for the daughter of a deceased smoker, awarded $1.26 million in damages after two significant reductions, are not contractually entitled to $965,000 in attorneys' fees, saying that figure was invalidated when the court...
Law360
added Feb 25, 2016 21:53
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[Florida] CVN Top 10 Plaintiff Verdicts of 2015

8. Ledoux v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. - $35 million verdict in Engle tobacco case... Why it made the cut: CVN has covered nearly every Engle progeny tobacco trial to date. Each trial is a huge undertaking for both sides given the amount of discovery, exper
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 30, 2015 17:13
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Can’t Remove Engle Fee Fight, Firms Say ($$)

Two Florida law firms said a state court should hear their claims accusing Lieff Cabraser...of flouting a fee-sharing agreement over a $100 million settlement that ended hundreds of Engle progeny cases, urging a federal judge Wednesday to remand the case.
Law360
added Sep 24, 2015 15:19
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[Texas] Sale of e-cigarettes to Texans under 18 will be a crime

They come in flavors as sugary sweet as kids’ cereal and as tempting as pizza and popcorn. But starting Oct. 1, the nicotine-laced vapor of e-cigarettes will be legally off-limits for Texans younger than 18.
Dallas Morning News
added Aug 30, 2015 23:40
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Japan Tobacco to shut Moscow plant as Russian cigarette market shrinks

"The operating environment has changed dramatically in Russia, with significant declines in tobacco demand driven by tax increases, tighter regulations and a challenging economic situation," the company said in a statement.
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 09:08
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Russia's recession is so bad it's changing people's smoking habits

"The decline in cigarette industry volume accelerated to 4.2% in the quarter resulting in a June year-to-date decrease of 6.5%. We now expect a full year decline towards the lower end of our 8% to 10% forecast range," said Jacek Olczak, CFO of Phillip Mo
Business Insider
added Jul 21, 2015 16:09
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[Chile, Latin America] The Briefcase: New tobacco law prompts BAT pullout

said Thursday it is closing its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law. The world's No. 2 cigarette maker said it objects to changes that include banning additives, such as menthol, and adding larger warnings to cigarette pac
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 13, 2015 10:54
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ORDER #54-Remand / Re: FTC approval of Reynolds/Lorillard transaction

With an abundance of caution, the Parties are to file Statements as to whether the FTC's action in any way affects the information and assurances given to the Court at the May 19, 2015, hearing; such Statements shall be submitted within 15 days or earlier
Tobacco On Trial
added May 27, 2015 16:59
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Big Win for Big Tobacco in Florida Smoking Case

"regulation of cigarettes rests on the assumption that they will still be sold and that consumers will maintain a 'right to choose to smoke or not to smoke...these specific, sweeping bases…we conclude frustrate the full purposes and objectives of Congress
Courthouse News
added Apr 10, 2015 02:40
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[China, North Carolina] The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

China National runs more than 160 cigarette brands, manufactured in about 100 factories across the country, and uses its earnings to invest in banks, luxury hotels, a hydroelectric plant, a golf course, and even drugmakers. Most of its money goes to its o
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2015 23:34
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