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[Louisiana] Smoking Cessation Trust: You Can Quit

In late 2011, the judgment in a 14 year old class action lawsuit entitled Scott v. American Tobacco Company became final. That judgment ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a statewide 10-year smoking cessation program to benefit more than 200,000 L
Smoking Cessation Trust
added Mar 30, 2013 15:27
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[Florida] Thousands of tobacco lawsuits in the pipeline

plaintiffs have died waiting for the cigarette manufacturers to pay up, thanks to an obscure statute... Twin bills ...would change that by repealing the statute that gives tobacco companies this exclusive advantage. “Plaintiffs have actually died waiting
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 1, 2017 20:03
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[New York] Smoking out the cowboy 'Indians' Cigarettes produced on Canada’s native reserves are at the heart of ‘multinational’ smuggling

The 3,000-mile frontier with Canada has seen smuggling involving organised crime develop on a potentially global scale, with both governments apparently powerless to do anything about it. The smugglers’ commodity is tobacco, mostly ready-rolled cigarett
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Settle 400 Lawsuits for $100 Million - Bloomberg Business

“I hope that the victims find it to be a fair and reasonable resolution,” Rice said in a telephone interview Wednesday. The case is the first significant agreement by the tobacco industry to pay money directly to smokers and their families as part of a s
Bloomberg News
added Feb 25, 2015 18:45
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Hear Engle Due Process Claims ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20 million judgment they say shows their due process rights are being trampled in Engle progeny cases — but only if the Florida high court rules against them i
Law360
added Sep 19, 2012 14:31
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[Florida] Broward jury: Tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million to smoker's widow

Four tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million in damages to the widow of a Lauderhill smoker who died from bladder cancer and heart disease
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 1, 2012 03:33
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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U.S. appeals court deals setback to Florida tobacco plaintiffs

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses more than $800,000 in damages...court said smokers who, like Graham, were originally part of a massive class action...could not rely on findings from the class action trial to prove claims that cigarettes are d
Reuters
added Apr 9, 2015 00:38
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[Florida] Philip Morris, Liggett Lose Appeal In Engle Progeny Case

saying the trial court had not abused its discretion by limiting cross-examination of the plaintiff. In reaching its decision, the three-judge panel from the First District Court of Appeal also rejected several other arguments from the two tobacco compan
Law360
added Jul 16, 2014 15:40
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[Florida] Supreme Court Won't Hear Tobacco Cos.' Engle Challenge ($$)

Clay's attorney, John S. Mills of The Mills Firm, said Monday that the tobacco industry has tried in the individual Engle cases to "create a new false controversy of doubt by suggesting that the [Engle] jury only concluded that a few unspecified brands o
Law360
added Nov 28, 2012 16:51
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