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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Defendant-Appellant: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF / ANSWER BRIEF ON CROSS-APPEAL (PDF)

Comparing PM USA To A Child Predator Was Wholly Improper And Calculated To Inflame The Jury’s Passions / Plaintiff’s Counsel Improperly Disparaged PM USA’s Defense Of The Case And Injected Personal Opinions Into Closing
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2017 23:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants Redo Over Atty's 'Predatory' Comparison ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit...to order a new trial in an Engle progeny case...arguing that plaintiff’s counsel made improper closing arguments that compared the tobacco company to a “predatory stranger stalking children.”
Law360
added Dec 7, 2017 23:25
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[Massachusetts] Regulators mull landscape for cannabis clubs and ‘budtenders’

Allowing onsite consumption would provide legal locations for tourists staying in hotels and renters who are prohibited from smoking in their apartments to consume marijuana. They could also give parents a place to smoke or consume marijuana without ever
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 7, 2017 23:14
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Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Senate will also vote on another Trump nominee for the agency, Dana Baiocco ...Blumenthal...asked her if she would recuse herself from matters involving another former client...“R.J. Reynolds...encouraging the extensive use of flame retardant chemi
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2017 22:49
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Dwight Gooden Puts on a Santa Suit, but the Scene Is Hardly Festive

looked gaunt... “That was from an infection I had deep in my jawbone from 30 years of chewing tobacco...They had to rebuild my jawbone and I had to have 10 teeth taken out. People say, man, his face is all caved in, but take 10 teeth out of anyone’s mouth
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2017 22:40
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[Asia, Pakistan] FBR step leads to enhanced tobacco consumption

The third slab was introduced, on request of the companies, apparently in a bid to control the illicit trade of cigarettes. After the decision, the companies reduced prices of some of their brands, which led to further enhancing consumption , thus earni
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 7, 2017 22:34
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NCD ADVOCACY REPORT: Fool Me Twice (PDF)

This report offers evidence that the same unacceptable practices used by the tobacco industry are being employed by the food and alcohol mega-industries and argues that governments should consider policies to curtail such influence on public health policy
VitalStrategies.org
added Dec 7, 2017 22:28
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LEE: Are Food And Beverage Companies Re-Running The Big Tobacco Playbook?

Vital Strategies is asking about various multi-national food, soda, and alcohol companies in its just released report entitled Fool Me Twice. Their report presents evidence that certain giant companies are repeating what Big Tobacco companies did for over
Forbes
added Dec 7, 2017 22:13
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[California] Researcher accuses UCSF professor of ‘leering’ at her breasts in new lawsuit

UCSF said in an emailed statement, “UCSF takes any allegations of a hostile work environment seriously. An internal investigation is being conducted under applicable UC policies. In the meantime, we don’t comment on pending litigation or active investiga
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 7, 2017 22:07
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[Canada] MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION First Nations demand control over cannabis sales

First Nations leaders say they must be given the right to govern the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana within their communities and to set the laws that will oversee its use by their people.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Dec 7, 2017 22:04
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