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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

returned a verdict of $27,010,000.14 ... “The addition of 14 cents is just as meaningful as the $20 million before it,” stated Mr. Byrd. “The jury understood our society should protect 14 year olds, not target them for profits as the cigarette industry do
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Counsel Debate Illness and Damages As Engle Progeny Tobacco Suit Goes to the Jury

Paul suffered from a smoking-related respiratory disease for 20 years, including the last half-decade of his life that “bordered on the horrific,” Baum’s attorney told jurors in closing arguments before asking for up to $24.9 million in compensatory damag
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:52
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[Florida] Cooper v. RJ Reynolds

Outcome Hung Jury - Mistrial / defendant tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris, and Liggett, argue that Cooper's larynx cancer did not "manifest" itself prior to the cut-off date to fall within Engle.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 30, 2014 18:13
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[North Carolina] Another player emerges in possible RJR, Lorillard merger

a potential fourth party — one with a trans-Atlantic presence — that may be required for Reynolds American to pull off a rumored purchase of Greensboro-based Lorillard.... Overshadowing any possible deal is the 42 percent ownership stake British American
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 1, 2014 11:29
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] First 'smoking-free' Saudi city: Taif

A Saudi city banned sale of cigarettes and other types of tobacco at all shops as part of plan to become a "smoking free" town. The southern town of Taif told all its shops and supermarkets to refrain from selling all types of tobacco and warned violato
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Mar 15, 2014 14:19
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[Mongolia] L.Erdenechimeg: Law on tobacco control to be tightened

Member of Parliament L.Erdenechimeg initiated and submitted for approval a law on tobacco control. The law has been implemented for a year and evaluations were made on the performance of the law. MP L.Erdenechimeg provided more information about its per
UB Post (mn)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:17
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[Croatia] Serbia: Government will try to help tobacco industry

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the takeover of the tobacco plant in the southern Serbian city of Vranje by the British American Tobacco (BAT) that the government will try to help tobacco producers
InSerbia (rs)
added Oct 3, 2013 15:52
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[USA] LETTERS: Tobacco, Trade Agreements and Public Health

The United States government’s proposal on tobacco in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations represents a step forward for public health in the international trade community. -- BILL CORR ... it already has a safe harbor in our trade agreements and u
New York Times
added Aug 26, 2013 23:50
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[Florida] Appeals court upholds $20 million award in local tobacco case

An Ocala woman who was awarded $20 million in punitive damages following a 2010 Alachua County wrongful death suit against a tobacco company earned another victory Thursday when the award was upheld by the 1st District Court of Appeal. The district court
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jun 14, 2013 00:13
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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