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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $9 Million Verdict Against Cigarette Companies

The jury found that Mr. Oshinsky was addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes and that his addiction caused his lung cancer in 1993 and his death in 2000. They found that he reasonably relied on statements and omissions made by Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R
MarketWired
added Oct 2, 2016 02:35
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[Canada] Tobacco “raids” as announced by the Sûreté du Québec padded with untruths

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Six Nations Police are refuting information released by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) this morning, claiming up to 60 arrests in “Aboriginal organized crime” on their territories.
Two Row Times (ca)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:12
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[Florida] Fla. Court Told Attys' Fees In Engle Progeny Case Are Invalid ($$)

that counsel for the daughter of a deceased smoker, awarded $1.26 million in damages after two significant reductions, are not contractually entitled to $965,000 in attorneys' fees, saying that figure was invalidated when the court...
Law360
added Feb 25, 2016 21:53
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Can’t Remove Engle Fee Fight, Firms Say ($$)

Two Florida law firms said a state court should hear their claims accusing Lieff Cabraser...of flouting a fee-sharing agreement over a $100 million settlement that ended hundreds of Engle progeny cases, urging a federal judge Wednesday to remand the case.
Law360
added Sep 24, 2015 15:19
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Jones Day failed to stave off a $35 million verdict against its client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., landing the firm...
Law360
added Sep 18, 2015 12:26
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[Texas] Sale of e-cigarettes to Texans under 18 will be a crime

They come in flavors as sugary sweet as kids’ cereal and as tempting as pizza and popcorn. But starting Oct. 1, the nicotine-laced vapor of e-cigarettes will be legally off-limits for Texans younger than 18.
Dallas Morning News
added Aug 30, 2015 23:40
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Japan Tobacco to shut Moscow plant as Russian cigarette market shrinks

"The operating environment has changed dramatically in Russia, with significant declines in tobacco demand driven by tax increases, tighter regulations and a challenging economic situation," the company said in a statement.
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 09:08
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[Canada] Could Facebook or Twitter help you quit smoking? Using social media to kick the habit means you're 'TWICE as likely to succeed'

After 3 months, 32% of people using social media-based support had quit This was compared to 14% of people given phone-based support Experts said social media sites are a good way of reaching people who may not use more traditional smoking cessation meth
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 11, 2015 14:02
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WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco smoking 2015 (PDF)

This report contains country-specific estimates1 for four indicators: current and daily tobacco smoking and current and daily cigarette smoking, for males and females for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020 and 2025. Estimates were not calculated fo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 20, 2015 12:28
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellant, vs. Ralph Ballard, et al., Appellees (PDF)

8 We remind the parties that “in post-Engle actions the focus should be on the individualized issues of legal causation, comparative fault, and damages, and not on relitigating the conduct elements of the claims . . . .”
Law360
added Mar 19, 2015 12:39
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