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PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. STANLEY MARTIN, as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF CAROLE MARTIN, Appellee. (PDF)

On the main appeal, we reverse and remand with instructions for the trial court to vacate the punitive damages awards, but affirm on all other issues. On the cross-appeal, we reverse and remand with instructions for the trial court to reinstate the e
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2018 04:05
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[Florida] Some Damages Cut, But $1.7M Restored In Fla. Smoking Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday vacated $650,000 in punitive damages in a jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris but affirmed $5.4 million in compensatory damages granted to a...
Law360
added Dec 15, 2018 04:00
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Expected Passing of Farm Bill to Influence Expansion of Hemp and Cannabis Grow Projects

Hemp & Cannabis farmers and producers are anticipating a massive victory in the form of the 2018 Farm Bill...this bill could make cannabis the new tobacco equivalent, generating billions of dollars on an annual basis.
PR Newswire
added Dec 14, 2018 04:28
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[Croatia, Europe] AKD launches platform for tobacco product traceability

Croatian company AKD has developed an authentication and traceability system that it says meets the coding requirements of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which comes into effect on May 20 next year.After that date, all packs on sale in the EU
SecuringIndustry.com (uk)
added Dec 14, 2018 02:56
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[California] ‘Sexual favors for cigarettes’: Multi-victim East Bay sex offender gets short jail term

A Discovery Bay man accused of sexually abusing three teen girls — including by giving them marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes in exchange for sex acts — accepted a plea deal that with good behavior could see him freed within a year. On March 23rd, 2017 la
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 13, 2018 18:18
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[Ohio] Cincinnati City Council raises minimum age of tobacco purchases from 18 to 21

City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to raise the minimum age of tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, joining Cleveland, Columbus and Akron in their efforts to reduce habitual smoking among young people.The ordinance, which was originally proposed by Counci
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Dec 13, 2018 15:40
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This Is the Dawning of the Age of Pot Inc..

As billions of dollars pour into product development, marketing and manufacturing, these companies will be looking to create big brands with the market share to match. Brightfield estimates that global legal cannabis sales will reach more than $31 billio
New York Times
added Dec 13, 2018 15:33
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California’s Pension Fund Says No to Tobacco Stocks but Yes to Marijuana Stocks

Recently, the fund estimated that it missed out on $3 billion in returns through 2014 because of that decision. That’s money Calpers could have used: As of last year, it had a $138.5 billion unfunded liability. Calpers spokeswoman Megan White told Barron’
Barron's
added Dec 13, 2018 13:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Raising tax on tobacco will help fund universal health care — Pacquiao

Senator Manny Pacquiao renewed his call for the passage of a bill which seeks to raise the excise tax on tobacco products. Senate Bill 1599, filed by Pacquiao, seeks to raise the cigarette excise tax to P60 per pack. ADVERTISEMENT googletag.cmd.push(funct
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 13, 2018 13:24
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[Malaysia] M’sian Government Shockingly Loses RM5 Billion Every Year Due to Contraband Cigarettes

the government especially the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (Customs) has been urged to beef up the crackdown on illegal cigarettes. To give more teeth to the law, Director General of Customs Datuk Seri T Subromaniam recommended a heavy penalty to b
WORLD OF BUZZ (my)
added Dec 13, 2018 12:32
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