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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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[New York] Tobacco Industry Squashes Village's Ordinance

On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this spring. The board indicated at a specia
Rockland County (NY) Times
added Jul 19, 2012 14:25
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[Australia] Victorian smoking rates hit record low

VICTORIA is close to realising a "smoke-free generation", the head of the state's Cancer Council says.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 18, 2012 03:42
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Uh... Camel Cigarettes Is Gaining Market Share Among 12 Year Olds

We don't know how to feel about Citi's big report on young adult smokers. Analyst Vivien Azer notes that "young smoking brand preferences drive long-term market shares."
Business Insider
added Jun 16, 2012 07:36
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Heartland Institute And Tobacco

Led by president and CEO Joseph Bast, the Heartland Institute has a long and disgraceful track record of misleading the public . . . Heartland's scientifically and morally indefensible advocacy on smoking is no surprise given that a significant portion o
Forecast the Facts.org
added Jun 14, 2012 20:14
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[Florida] Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Former Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

$1.3 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $2.4 million in the suit where she claimed that the misinformation spread about the harmfulness and addictive nature of cigarettes by a tobacco company led to her lung cancer (Linda Martin v. P
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 00:19
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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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