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BEXIS: Telling It Like It Is

Maybe Engle Cases is an extreme example, but the problem this litigation exemplifies - massive solicitation of would-be plaintiffs, combined with utter disregard of pre-filing obligations such as Rule 11 - is present in just about every mass tort
Drug and Device Law (blog)
added Sep 16, 2014 00:17

[South Africa] Altria Group Could Receive A Multi-Billion Dollar Payoff As SABMiller Plc Is In Play Once Again

Altria's stake in SABMiller is worth around 30% or Altria's market cap. SABMiller is once again in play and the company could be taken over. Altria will benefit no matter what course of action SAB takes.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Sep 16, 2014 00:09

Reynolds American: Adapting To The Switch Towards A Healthy Lifestyle

the acceptance of American Heart Association AHA to use e-cigarettes in the process of giving up smoking could provide uplift to the product's demand. In the quest to achieve a mark in this growing market, Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) has recently ac
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Sep 16, 2014 00:07

[Tennessee] EDITORIAL: FDA raises concerns in use of e-cigarettes

Although e-cigarettes offer a nicer package and the promise of a technological advance, parents, in particular, should be wary of efforts to market them as new, improved nicotine-delivery systems. They're still cigarettes and represent all the dangers o
Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal
added Sep 15, 2014 22:14

Lorillard Loses Appeal Of $45M Engle Verdict ($$)

Florida Supreme Court has refused to review Lorillard Tobacco Co.’s appeal of a $45 million jury verdict in a wrongful death suit lawsuit filed by the wife of a man who died from lung cancer caused by 40 years of smoking cigarettes.
added Sep 15, 2014 22:11

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Online Tobacco Retailers

Four online companies cited for selling regulated tobacco products to minors.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Sep 15, 2014 21:28

RAEBURN: "Stand Up To Cancer" didn't stand up to tobacco.

celebrities who told tearful personal stories probably didn’t know that a portion of the money raised by Stand Up To Cancer has come from the manufacture, sale, and advertising of cigarettes....medical writers missed a good story. And if we don't raise qu
Knight Science Journalism at MIT
added Sep 15, 2014 17:38

Tobacco Interests Contribute a Portion Of the $109 Million Raised by SU2C

The trio identified by Blum is: SIEMENS, Safeway Foundation and the Steve Tisch Foundation... Instead of responding to specific questions, Kathleen Lobb, co-founder and spokesperson for SU2C, said in a statement to The Cancer Letter: "The mission of Sta
The Cancer Letter
added Sep 15, 2014 17:34

“Stand Up To Cancer” Not Standing Up to Cigarette Promoters; Special Guest Commentary by Dr. Alan Blum

“It is shameful,” Blum said, “that after decades of efforts to end the leading cause of cancer, the organizers of this cause would welcome the participation of manufacturers, promoters and sellers of cigarettes.”
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Sep 15, 2014 17:26

[Massachusetts] Worcester seeks to toughen tobacco ordinance

administration is recommending a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance...will directly support and advance the Community Health Improvement Plan, which has a goal of making Worcester the healthiest city in New England.
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 15, 2014 17:12
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