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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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[Canada] Edmonton council votes to allow e-cigarette use in 'vap' shops

The city's "vap" shops won the day at city hall Wednesday, after council voted unanimously to draft a bylaw to ban "vaping" anywhere tobacco is banned, with the notable exception of e-cigarette stores. The shops have become increasingly popular in recen
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 10, 2015 13:21
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[Florida] SANTOS V. PHILIP MORRIS, ET AL. LIVETrial

In this Engle progeny tobacco suit, Rebecca Santos claims defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking, fueling a nicotine addiction and leading to a smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 11, 2015 10:50
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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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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[Europe] Over 30,000 previously confidential documents now public on LTDL

The breakdown is as follows: 30;046 Philip Morris documents - a majority of these were previously confidential and have now been released as 'public' 170 DATTA documents - depositions and trial transcripts from the latest Engle Progeny lawsuits 2 Brown &
Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
added Mar 11, 2015 16:15
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[Texas] Ban of e-cigarette sale to minors advances in Senate

Members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday to bar minors from purchasing e-cigarettes. “Today’s vote puts Texas one step closer to joining the 41 other states that already prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes or vapi
Dallas Morning News blogs
added Mar 1, 2015 12:40
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[Florida] COLUMN-How a federal judge pressed Big Tobacco into $100 mln deal: Frankel

In July 2013, a federal appeals court ...threw up its hands in defeat. .. The historic $100 million settlement ... can be traced directly to the 11th Circuit's appointment of U.S. District Judge William Young of Boston to take over the federal docket of
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 18:40
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Big 3 tobacco companies agree to settle federal Engle cases in Florida

The three law firms said they agreed to settle about 400 federal Engle cases to “resolve a substantial number of personal injury and wrongful death claims of smokers allegedly damaged by tobacco products from these three companies.” “I am gratified that
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 13:12
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