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[Florida] RJ Reynolds ordered to pay $40.5 million by Ft. Lauderdale, FL jury

A Broward County Jury has awarded the Estate of James Schoeff $40.5 ... At the height of the conspiracy the defendant infiltrated every aspect of life. They spent over one-half billion dollars funding a vast lobbying effort to control the government and
Legal-eze - Litigation Consulting & Graphics
added Feb 19, 2013 17:53
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[North Carolina] LONGEST: Secondhand smoke would be prevented by ban

the smoking ban is a good move. It respects the freedom of smokers to enjoy a cigarette in private while doing more to protect the right everyone has to a safer environment, cleaner air and a healthier life.
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Sep 26, 2012 12:18
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[Cuba, New York] Board Calls for Disbarment of Cigar-Smuggling Lawyer

The Illinois attorney ethics board has recommended the disbarment of an attorney convicted of smuggling trunkloads of Cuban cigars into the country during the 1990s.
New York Law Journal
added Aug 17, 2012 03:07
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[New York] Madison County officials consider smoking ban on all property owned or leased by the county

Madison County officials are considering banning the use of tobacco on property owned and leased by the county, including the entire government campus in Wampsville, where smoking is currently prohibited within 20 feet of county buildings, and portions of
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Aug 12, 2012 17:09
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Minnesota Says Tobacco Company Is Balking at Payments

Minnesota sued the $7 billion tobacco company that acquired the Kool, Winston, Salem and Maverick brands from the merger of R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard, claiming it is not making multimillion-dollar annual payments required by a settlement agreement. Min
Courthouse News
added Mar 26, 2018 15:51
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Daughter Of Smoker Files Tobacco Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

The daughter of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) filed suit against three tobacco companies in Florida state court on Jan. 10 pursuant to the Engle findings (Angelia Garrett v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., et al., No. 17-CA-0
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 13, 2017 19:22
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Fair taxation  just so much cigar smoke

what’s a Pennsylvania budget without some special-interest favoritism? Lawmakers rejected a tax on cigars while raising or establishing taxes on all other tobacco products...tobacco lobbyists have spent millions of dollars in Harrisburg warding off the ci
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2016 13:44
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[Florida] Attorneys for Smoker's Family Receive Record $29M Award

A team of South Florida lawyers won what they believe to be Palm Beach County's largest-ever tobacco verdict for the family of a Delray Beach family lawyer who died of lung cancer at 52. The late Thomas Purdo started smoking in 1958 as a high school fres
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added May 19, 2016 16:32
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[Florida] Tobacco Preemption Ruling to Get Full 11th Cir. Look

Whether Florida case law stemming from a decertified class suit creates a “flat ban” on cigarettes in conflict with federal legislation will be taken up by the entire Eleventh Circuit. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit voted Jan. 21
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17
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[North Carolina] Reynolds, ITG Brands heading in opposite directions since acquiring cigarette brands

With Reynolds introducing Newport line extensions, stepped-up advertising and a strong promotional push, Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog said Tuesday that Newport could increase its market share.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17
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