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[Wyoming] Council Will Suspend Modified Smoking Ban On Tuesday

the city clerk on Thursday verified the Keep Casper Smoke Free group gathered enough valid signatures to demand a referendum on the 2013 ordinance that relaxed some of the rules of the 2012 ordinance banning smoking in buildings. In the next few weeks, co
KTWO (K2) (Casper, WY)
added Sep 5, 2015 18:08
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[Oklahoma] Hamilton: Golden egg not safe in lawmakers’ hands

With teacher shortages and exploding class sizes headlining back-to-school media coverage, it was only a matter of time before lawmakers took aim at the one sacrosanct pot of money left in Oklahoma: the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Aug 21, 2015 10:07
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Urges Court To Reinstate $20M Punitive Award ($$)

to reconsider a decision vacating her $20 million punitive damages win in the tobacco injury case, saying another judge in the same court upheld a similar $17 million verdict just last week...Berger asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his A
Law360
added Jun 25, 2015 20:37
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[Florida] Going Way Back With Cubans, Tampa Leads Push Forward

During its halcyon cigar days, Ybor City, named after its founder, a cigar manufacturer, brimmed with radical ideas and people. Strikes were common, mutual aid societies were abundant, women worked alongside men, blacks worked alongside Hispanics and whit
New York Times
added May 4, 2015 07:33
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says Fed. Law Blocks Claims In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

said the claims wrongly imposed a duty on all cigarette makers that they breached every time they put a cigarette on the market. That result is inconsistent with Congress’ aim to give consumers the right to choose whether to smoke, according to the panel
Law360
added Apr 9, 2015 13:37
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[District of Columbia] WASHINGTON D.C. MINIMUM SMOKING AGE INCREASE PROPOSED

There’s a new proposal in Washington D.C., and it’s not cigar friendly. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, D, has proposed a new bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase and/or possess tobacco to the age of 21. It would follow similar legislatio
HalfWheel
added Apr 6, 2015 16:34
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Florida Supreme Court Rulings Deal Blow to Big Tobacco Defense in Engle Progeny Claims

ruled today that Engle progeny plaintiffs were not required to show reliance on tobacco industry conduct after May 5, 1982 in order to succeed on their fraudulent concealment claims. ...likely pave an easier path to their recovery of punitive awards again
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 15:09
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:18
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[Florida] House adjourns committee without taking up bill to sheild tobacco industry

House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 14:22
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[Florida] Lorillard Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

found that a Florida man's now deceased wife's smoking-related death was caused by cigarettes manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Co., and that she had relied on statements by Lorillard and other tobacco giants concealing smoking's health risks before she q
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 04:02
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