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[Canada] Alberta budget survey results: Albertans want a balanced approach

When asked how the province can stabilize revenue, the top three choices from Albertans responding to the survey were raising tobacco taxes (71%), increasing corporate taxes (69%) and introducing a graduated personal tax rate (58%).
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:03
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[Canada] MAHOOD/ILER: Charity law blocks progress on issues facing Canadians / Charitable tax status may do more harm than good for some non-profits.

The non-profit sector could lobby to change the Income Tax Act to confirm that free expression of views in areas of a charity’s expertise is a public good, and an acceptable charitable activity. New Zealand and Australia have just recently done essentiall
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:33
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[Florida] Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

In 2013, Gloria Bowden of Clay County filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. On March 26, a jury in the 4th Judicial Circuit ruled in her favor, reaching a $5 million v
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 16, 2014 21:34
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At Canada's oldest cigar factory, a cigar isn't just a cigar

Frank Correnti Cigars, which claims to be the only handmade cigar factory left in Canada, will have to leave its current location next spring.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Oct 10, 2015 12:25
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[Canada] Cigar businesses fuming over city patio exclusion (With video)

La Casa Del Habano, where Henderson works as the manager, is in the business of selling cigars. Smoking on the boulevard is apparently fine in Windsor, as long as the opportunity to do so is presented by merchants of food, booze and coffee. But it's a t
Windsor (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:36
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[Florida] Supreme Court OKs $20-Million Smoker Award

Leaves door open for additional lawsuits in Florida
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 27, 2012 06:54
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[Florida] West Palm Beach widow loses in Big Tobacco lawsuit over husband’s death

An 84-year-old widow who founded Love’s Flower Shop in downtown West Palm Beach this week failed to persuade a jury that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was responsible for the 1993 lung cancer death of her husband.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2012 17:47
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[Asia, India] ITC Launches New Cigarette Variant

ITC has launched a new variant of its popular cigarette brand, Gold Flake. The company has launched the 84 mm (millimetre) Gold Flake Quad Core filter cigarette, Cogencies reported citing sources.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:04
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms: Lieff Cabraser

Such was the case with the firm's involvement in so-called Engle cases ... Cabraser had been through legal scraps with the tobacco industry before, having played a central role in the preparation of the landmark Costano class action in the 1990s. “It's
Law360
added Oct 17, 2013 07:31
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