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Florida Supreme Court clarifies meaning of 'manifestation' for Engle claims

The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday that "manifestation" of a smoking-related disease means only that the plaintiff was exhibiting symptoms, and need not have actually been diagnosed or known that tobacco was the cause by the Nov. 21, 1996 cut-o
added Mar 28, 2016 15:41

[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court issues second Engle ruling against Reynolds

In the 2004 lawsuit involving Pamela Ciccone, the justice ruled Thursday that a plaintiff and/or their family don’t have to prove a medical condition diagnosis was made before Nov. 21, 1996 — the deadline date set by the court for filing Engle cases — to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 26, 2016 17:09

[Florida] Earl Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: MEMORANDUM TO COUNSEL OR PARTIES (PDF)

the effect of granting rehearing en banc is to vacate the previous opinion and judgment of this court and to stay the mandate. You will be notified by subsequent correspondence of the schedule for filing en banc briefs, the issue(s) which the court wi
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 22, 2016 23:33

Capitol Notebook: Maine DHHS a no-show for tobacco-fund hearings

Lawmakers reviewing the Fund for a Healthy Maine have been frustrated that staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services have refused to appear before their committee. Rep. Roberta Beavers, a South Berwick Democrat, was among those annoyed th
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Nov 16, 2015 22:18

[Washington] Bellingham council bans smoking in city parks, trails

Smoking a traditional cigarette or cigar or vaping using an e-cigarette will no longer be allowed in any city park, trail or open space following a City Council decision Monday night, Nov. 9. The council will need to take a third and final vote on the ru
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added Nov 11, 2015 20:41

[Florida] Two tobacco trials now underway in PBC circuit court

In opening statements on Thursday, famed Stuart personal injury attorney Willie Gary accused tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA of causing the death of Lake Worth resident Thomas Cavalier. A longtime smoker, Cavalier died in 1993 at age 7
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Nov 6, 2015 03:01

[Wyoming] Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

It’s too early to say exactly how much we should increase the tax, but it has to be enough to make a difference, both in preventing smoking and in our state’s bank accounts. We must examine our priorities as a state – and both physical and financial heal
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 28, 2015 16:20

[Kentucky] ‘It’s all about the smoke’ Dark fired tobacco finds its way into premium cigars

Cigar aficionados from across the country gravitated to Robert Gray’s operation in southern Christian County by the hundred Saturday for the Kentucky Barn Smoker, an event that promised an intimate experience with Kentucky’s dark fired tobacco crop.
Kentucky New Era
added Oct 10, 2015 12:13

[Florida] $34 million 'big tobacco' verdict in Pensacola

Garry O'Hara, a 50-year-old man who died of lung cancer 15 years after he had quit smoking..."If Americans only knew what these companies concealed ...what they knew about smoking and lung cancer and nicotine addiction," Mark Avera, a lawyer who represent
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Sep 15, 2015 13:31

[Colorado] Pot proponents pull bar smoking initiative after city promises talks

Denver marijuana proponents are withdrawing a city initiative for "social smoking" after city and business leaders agreed to work with them to develop a better law. "Not until after we collected enough signatures to get this on the ballot did city offici
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Sep 5, 2015 19:46
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