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[Florida] FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT: VECTOR GROUP LTD.

On December 7, 2016 Vector Group Ltd. and its Liggett Group tobacco subsidiary reached an agreement resolving 124 Engle progeny tobacco litigation cases pending...plaintiffs are dismissing their claims, with prejudice, against the Company and Liggett.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
added Dec 9, 2016 04:52
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Nationwide Regulation of E-Cigarettes, Cigars and Hookah Tobacco Starts August 8th

FDA will begin regulation on all tobacco products nationwide including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah. The sale of any tobacco product to minors will be prohibited as of August 8. In addition. Businesses that sell these products will be required to comp
WTXL ABC 27 (Midway, FL)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:04
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al.: EN BANC AMICUS BRIEF OF ENGLE STATE PLAINTIFFS’ FIRMS (PDF)

Ten years, 234 trials, and 17 denials of certiorari later, the core holding in Engle III has survived every opportunity Defendants have been given to challenge it. They have come up empty in every appellate court that could ever have jurisdiction. The
Amazon CloudFront
added May 26, 2016 00:52
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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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Russia's recession is so bad it's changing people's smoking habits

"The decline in cigarette industry volume accelerated to 4.2% in the quarter resulting in a June year-to-date decrease of 6.5%. We now expect a full year decline towards the lower end of our 8% to 10% forecast range," said Jacek Olczak, CFO of Phillip Mo
Business Insider
added Jul 21, 2015 16:09
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[Chile, Latin America] The Briefcase: New tobacco law prompts BAT pullout

said Thursday it is closing its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law. The world's No. 2 cigarette maker said it objects to changes that include banning additives, such as menthol, and adding larger warnings to cigarette pac
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 13, 2015 10:54
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ORDER #54-Remand / Re: FTC approval of Reynolds/Lorillard transaction

With an abundance of caution, the Parties are to file Statements as to whether the FTC's action in any way affects the information and assurances given to the Court at the May 19, 2015, hearing; such Statements shall be submitted within 15 days or earlier
Tobacco On Trial
added May 27, 2015 16:59
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Big Win for Big Tobacco in Florida Smoking Case

"regulation of cigarettes rests on the assumption that they will still be sold and that consumers will maintain a 'right to choose to smoke or not to smoke...these specific, sweeping bases…we conclude frustrate the full purposes and objectives of Congress
Courthouse News
added Apr 10, 2015 02:40
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