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[Czech Republic] Shining more light on tobacco company tactics

Two papers in PLoS Medicine this week highlight again the tactics used by the tobacco industry when attempts are made to regulate them.
PLOS Blogs
added Jun 27, 2012 13:37
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Trade pact could weaken Australia's tobacco fight

There are concerns a new trade agreement between the US, Australia and several other Pacific nations could weaken Australia's defences against challenges to its planned tobacco packaging laws.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:46
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[Florida] Schlesinger Law Offices Wins $75 Million in Damages Against Big Tobacco on Behalf of Deceased Construction Worker

The verdict is unique because this is the first, and thus far only, Engle progeny case in which compensatory and punitive damages were assessed against each tobacco company
CBS MarketWatch
added Jun 6, 2012 04:45
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[Florida] Supreme Court Won't Review Ruling On Engle Liability ($$)

"Today was a small measure of justice for [Faye Graham's] family in finally getting tobacco to pay up for what it did...As a result of the Supreme Court's denial of certiorari, we are hopeful that other families of deceased smokers will soon also receive
Law360
added Jan 9, 2018 03:27
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[Florida] Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Contractor's Deadly Cancer, as Trial Against Philip Morris Begins

Attorneys Tuesday battled over what led a building contractor to smoke up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years and what ultimately caused the lung cancer that killed him, as trial began in his widow’s suit against Philip Morris. Freem
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:24
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[Canada] Tobacco Farmers Feeling “Unfairly Prosecuted”

The Opposition Critic For Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said growers are being made to feel like criminals due to the government’s strategy on illegal tobacco. He added most tobacco farmers are hard-working, law-abiding people who just want to be
BlackburnNews.com (ca)
added Mar 9, 2017 21:00
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[Florida] $80.5M on 4 Wins for Engle Plaintiff's Attorney of 2016

Last year, CVN cameras captured 40 Engle progeny trials, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in tobacco litigation involving some of the nation’s best attorneys.... CVN’s Engle Plaintiff’s Attorney of 2016 distinguished himself with an undefeate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 12, 2017 15:26
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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] IN RE: ENGLE PROGENY CASES: RESPONSE OF THE WILNER FIRM, P.A., TO ORDER FOR DISBURSEMENT OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS AND FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS (PDF)

Wilner Firm, P.A., hereby notifies the Court of the Investigation conducted by The Florida Bar of the matters raised by the Court, and respectfully requests that should the Court deem it appropriate, any further proceedings be pursuant to the procedures
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 13, 2015 16:52
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Defends Removal Of Engle Fee Fight ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge Tuesday not to remand its dispute with fellow plaintiffs firms over fees from a $100 million settlement that resolved hundreds of Engle progeny cases, rejecting the rival firms’ claim that the court lacks jurisdiction....
Law360
added Oct 15, 2015 12:42
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