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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
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33

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
added Oct 17, 2013 07:31

[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Cigarette Warning Labels May Prompt Quit Attempts

Cigarette warning labels may influence smokers to quit even when they try to void seeing the labels, according to a study. Researchers found that small, text-only warning labels like those on cigarette packs in the United States prompt people to think a
University Herald
added Jul 11, 2014 07:22

[Europe] 32 of UK motorists want smoking ban in cars

New research from has revealed that under a third (32%) of Brits would welcome a ban against smoking in cars.
added Oct 30, 2013 13:27

[Kansas] FDA report on menthol cigarettes cites KU study; researcher argues for ban

If additional regulations or even a ban on menthol cigarettes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released last week, it will be thanks in small part to a group of researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center. The FDA last week relea
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Aug 1, 2013 21:08

[Florida] Big Tobacco Wins Big Ruling Too Late

Tobacco finally won a ruling that seriously undercuts the famous Engle ruling...The problem? The industry in February announced that it was settling nearly every case that might have been affected by this ruling.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 10, 2015 02:46

EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38

[Canada] Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places by using electronic cigarettes, but that could change soon. Currently, there is no by-law restricting electronic, or e-cigarettes, in Vancouver but next week city council will
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 21:53

Challenges to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging legislation – round 1 to the Australian Government

This note examines the High Court’s decision and the implications for the investor state arbitration claim. Expropriation of intellectual property rights – the High Court’s decision
Herbert Smith Freehills
added Oct 19, 2012 02:40

[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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