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[Florida] $10.5 Million Award for Family of Woman Who Smoked 21 Different Brands

assigned $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. The jury also provided $1.5 million to Glodine McCoy's 87-year-old widower for the pain and suffering of losing his wife in 1997.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:36
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[Florida] Openings of Oral Cancer Trial Against RJR Top the Tobacco Litigation Review for the Week of June 22

Whether a decades-long smoker who contracted oral cancer knew the dangers of cigarettes in time to prevent her illness took center stage as trial opened Thursday in her husband’s suit against R.J. Reynolds. Carole Larkin, a smoker for more than 30 years,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 26, 2015 16:14
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[Louisiana] LSU Cigar Society kicks off as a registered student organization

The Cigar Society was started by international studies sophomore Geoffrey Place and electrical engineering sophomore Kyle Stevens to teach students the history and culture surrounding cigars and tobacco. “I feel like there’s a lot of views on cigars, whe
The Reveille (LSU)
added May 1, 2015 13:35
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[Illinois] Local Wine Brand Expands to Whole Foods, Adds Cigars and Candles

"The cigar company approached me after and said they sold over 300 cigars and wanted me to start my own cigar brand. That's when I said, 'I think I got it.' It was just a no-brainer and an easy transition." Lampley Cigars, which she named after her fathe
DNAinfo
added Apr 25, 2015 12:30
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[North Carolina] Reynolds files permit for expansion

filed a legal notice of its request for approval of an air quality permit allowing it to expand production and add machinery at its Tobaccoville plant...part of the company’s preparation for absorbing Newport cigarette production from Lorillard Inc.’s Gr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 9, 2015 21:03
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[Florida] Philip Morris, Reynolds and Lorillard Settle Federal Engle Cases

Herzog estimated the various tobacco companies have had an approximately 50% success rate in Engle cases over the past several years. “We view this is a favorable conclusion for all three to a substantial outstanding legal battle,” she said. “While no i
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 25, 2015 16:43
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Asks Fla. Jury For $13M In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

Counsel for an ailing former smoker asked a Florida jury Thursday for more than $13 million plus punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial's closing arguments, but the cigarette makers said the decision to continue smoking was his choice.
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 03:29
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[North Carolina] Welcome to (Your Name Here) Medical School

Bowman Gray School of Medicine …became increasingly awkward to have an emblem of the leading cause of preventable death headlining an esteemed medical institution … quietly went back to being just the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
New York Times Blogs
added Jan 15, 2015 12:40
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Vila v. Philip Morris

In this Engle progeny tobacco proceeding, plaintiff, Jose M. Vila, claims defendant tobacco manufacturer, Philip Morris, concealed the dangers of its cigarettes while furthering an addiction to nicotine that caused Vila's smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 10, 2015 15:20
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[Maine] "NAFTA on Steroids" Trade Talks to Wrap Up

Mills and 47 other state AGs sent a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... the National Association of Manufacturers replied... "Now how did they get our letter?" Mills asked....Thanks for responding on behalf of the U.S. Trade Represent
Rockland (ME) Free Press
added Dec 19, 2014 02:32
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