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Reynolds, ITG square off in dispute over payments to Florida for health-care expenses related to smoking

ITG Brands LLC is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an attempt to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands. As part of Reynolds American Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 23, 2017 13:56
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ITG Brands Sues RJ Reynolds In Chancery Over $7B Cig Deal ($$)

launched a lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court aimed at halting an action R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed in Florida connected to its $7 billion sale of four well-known cigarette brands, arguing any claims from that deal belong in the...
Law360
added Feb 22, 2017 17:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Actions Justify Limited Punitives, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

A Florida jury awarded only $400,000 in punitive damages on Friday against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds after finding they concealed facts important to the health decisions of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 1995. The second-phase trial for puniti
Law360
added Feb 19, 2017 02:01
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[Florida] House approves bill on tobacco settlement payments

Florida legislation is being considered at the state capitol to speed up settlement payments from big tobacco companies. The bill would require the industry to pay the same bond as other industries when they lose a lawsuit or appeal.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:36
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Florida Jury Awards $5.4 Million To Family In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

awarded a total of $5.4 million to a family after finding that two tobacco companies were responsible for a woman’s addiction to cigarettes, which led to her lung cancer and death (John Brown v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 15-002451-CI, Fla. 6th J
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 18, 2017 00:10
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[Florida] Hollywood to post signs urging people not to smoke at beach, parks

You’ll soon start seeing signs like these at the beach and parks throughout Hollywood encouraging people not to smoke. But smokers have the right to ignore the signs and puff away to their heart’s content. In Florida, only state legislators can ban sm
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 17, 2017 21:21
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[Florida] Mistrial In Cuban Immigrant's Cancer Claim Against Philip Morris, After Prospective Juror Shares News of $20M Award in Similar Case

because a prospective juror shared information during voir dire about a prior $20 million award in a similar case. Martin v. Philip Morris, et al., 07-34267-CA. Judge Jose Rodriguez, of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, granted the tobacco giant’s motio
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:55
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Florida High Court Stays Review Of $17M Award Pending 2 Other Cases ($$)

stayed a case in which a jury awarded $5.7 million in compensatory damages and $11.6 million in punitive damages to the widow of a longtime smoker who alleged that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer were caused by his addicti
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 15, 2017 02:00
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Battling Menthol Restrictions, R.J. Reynolds Reaches Out to Sharpton, Other Black Leaders

hot button issue of police harassment...quietly enlisted black groups and leaders, including civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and ex-Florida Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, to hold meetings at prominent black churches on the theme of “Decriminalizing
FairWarning
added Feb 10, 2017 16:01
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Florida Jury Finds For Tobacco Company In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that a woman who was addicted to cigarettes knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by the Engle claim cutoff date (Angela Durance v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 11-26-GCS, Fla. 10th Jud. Cir., Highlan
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 9, 2017 18:18
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