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[North Carolina] Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union is challenging a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields and other agricultural operations. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday called the restrictions unconstituti
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2017 15:18
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FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE v. ROY COOPER, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of North Carolina (PDF)

The Farm Act obstructs free expression and free association guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution for over 100,000 farmworkers in North Carolina, including Plaintiffs...and their labor union, Plaintiff Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:17
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[North Carolina] Suit Seeks to Stop New Union Limits Around Farm Operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union wants to block a state law limiting organized labor's activities in and around vegetable and tobacco fields.
U.S. News & World Report
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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[Georgia] SMITH: No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Black People Shouldn’t Smoke

Although difficult to find, there are some materials and resources made specifically for African-American smokers who are trying their best to quit. For Black smokers, quitting is a gift to themselves, their families, and their community.
Atlanta (GA) Black Star
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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GEORGIA PUSHING MORE THAN EVER FOR SMOKE-FREE LIVING, WORK SPACES

Department of Public Health is working to get the word about the dangers of smoking to property owners and managers and their residents. They are trying to educate them on the need for smoke-free policies. Kenneth Ray, Deputy Director of the Tobacco Ces
WSB-AM 750 (Atlanta, GA)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:03
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, et. al., Appellants, v. KEVIN DUIGNAN, Appellee: Opinion filed November 15, 2017 (PDF)

the jury was instructed to take materiality as a given. It was told that the Engle Phase I findings conclusively established that PM and Reynolds concealed or omitted material information...because the jury was told both expressly and by implication to
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 16, 2017 01:24
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[Florida] Fla. Judge's Error Gets Tobacco Cos. New Lung Cancer Trial ($$)

will have a second shot at defending themselves against a suit brought by the estate of a smoker who died from lung cancer, with a Florida appeals court saying Wednesday that the trial court was wrong to block the jury from being able to review testimony
Law360
added Nov 16, 2017 01:14
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[Louisiana] Housing Authority drafts No-Smoking policy

The DeRidder Housing Authority will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 to receive comments or concerns regarding its proposed No-Smoking policy. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced last November that a smoking ban would go in
Plaquemine (LA) Post
added Nov 16, 2017 01:01
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[West Virginia] Smoking To Continue At Casino, Video Lottery Rooms in Ohio County

Smoking can continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county’s clear air regulation. A vote wasn’t taken during
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Nov 16, 2017 00:53
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[Indiana] Council seeking more information from committee before new restrictions vote

City Council did not vote Monday night on proposed new restrictions to the city’s existing smoking ordinance. Instead, the issue was forwarded to the council’s governmental affairs committee for further study. That committee, made up of council members M
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Nov 16, 2017 00:04
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