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[West Virginia] Big victory for Big Tobacco in Kanawha County

"It's virtually a complete defense victory," said Jeff Furr, attorney for R.J. Reynolds. The jury of five women and three men did not find evidence that punitive damages should be awarded. They also decided cigarette companies weren't negligent designing
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 16, 2013 09:16
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Trust established to help Louisiana residents stop smoking

In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. ... In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised S
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 30, 2013 15:23
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1st DCA sends smokers' case back to trial court

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel split 2-1 Friday in its ruling that the lower-court judge should have deviated from standard jury instructions and given added instructions sought by the R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 2, 2012 14:47
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Teens and Tobacco Use: Why Declines in Youth Have Stalled

Tobacco use in dropped sharply between 1997 and 2003, but since then the rate of decline has slowed. Between 2009 and 2011, it nearly ground to a halt. Why?
TIME Magazine
added Aug 12, 2012 18:55
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[New York] Circuit Reinstates RICO Action in Sale of Contraband Cigarettes ($$)

The court rejected defendant Rodney Morrison's claim that the circuit's decision to certify questions on the New York Tax Law on cigarettes to the state's highest court indicated the law under which he was prosecuted was unconstitutionally vague.
New York Law Journal
added Jul 17, 2012 06:10
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[Florida] It's not smoking ... it's 'vaping'

E-cigarettes have grown up since a disposable cigarette facsimile with a weak battery began appearing in convenience stores a couple of years ago. The rechargeable next generation is sold in tobacco stores. It is composed of a rechargeable, battery-opera
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Jun 18, 2012 14:12
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[UK] Takeover bid from Japan Tobacco on Imperial Tobacco extremely unlikely, Citi says

The chief reason is that Japanese laws require the government to maintain a one-third stake in JT. To circumvent antgi-trust legislation JT might buy 60% of Imperial, but that would push its leverage, in terms of net debt to EBITDA to near 5%, far exceed
Digital Look (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 22:48
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[Florida] Appeals court tosses out $23 billion tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in an 18-page ruling, blasted an attorney for the estate of Michael Johnson Sr., pointing to the "depth and pervasiveness" of improper closing arguments in the Escambia County case. "It is clear
Northwest Florida News
added Feb 25, 2017 00:54
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Largely Avoid Blame In Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

Reynolds and Philip Morris on Friday emerged largely unscathed from a nearly $5 million Engle progeny trial, with jurors finding a deceased smoker mostly to blame for her own cancer and emphysema and awarding just $65,000, but finding that the tobacco gia
Law360
added Jul 2, 2016 17:47
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[Canada] Regina woman charged after allegedly smoking on flight, refusing to put cat in kennel

It’s also alleged that she locked herself inside a washroom on the aircraft and smoked a cigarette, risking the safety of the 116 passengers and crew aboard the flight. Leandra Lynn Newman has been charged under the Canadian Aviation Regulations with smo
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 5, 2016 00:46
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