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[Florida] Fla. High Court Rejects RJ Reynolds' Appeal Of $37M Award ($$)

Florida Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up an appeal...letting stand the $15 million in compensatory damages and $22.5 million in punitive damages that a Broward County jury awarded the family of Laura Grossman
Law360
added Sep 4, 2017 11:53
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[Washington] 9th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Counterclaims In Tobacco Taxes Suit ($$)

upheld a district court decision to dismiss counterclaims against an Indian tribe in a tobacco tax lawsuit after finding that the counterclaims are barred by sovereign immunity (Quinault Indian Nation v. Mary Linda Pearson, No. 15-35263, 9th Cir., 2017 U.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:28
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California Appeals Panel Affirms $3.75 Million Judgment Against Tobacco Company ($$)

affirmed a $3.75 million verdict in a product defect and negligence suit against a tobacco company to the widow of a man who died from lung cancer after finding that the trial court did not err in excluding evidence of the man’s exposure to asbestos (Taji
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:27
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[Delaware] Couple Sues Vaping Shop After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes ($$)

A man who was injured after a battery from his vaporizer exploded in his pocket filed suit on Aug. 11 in Delaware state court against the store from which he bought it, claiming that the store was negligent in selling him a defective product (Charles Hobb
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:26
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[Washington] 9th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Counterclaims In Tobacco Taxes Suit ($$)

upheld a district court decision to dismiss counterclaims against an Indian tribe in a tobacco tax lawsuit after finding that the counterclaims are barred by sovereign immunity (Quinault Indian Nation v. Mary Linda Pearson, No. 15-35263, 9th Cir., 2017 U.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:11
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[California] RJR Unit Can't Shake $3.9M Wrongful Death Verdict On Appeal ($$)

A California appellate court on Wednesday upheld a $3.8 million verdict against an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. subsidiary for contributing to a smoker’s death by negligently designing its cigarettes, holding that federal law does not preempt the smoker’s w
Law360
added Sep 1, 2017 13:54
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[Kentucky] Health Coalition argues for smoke-free law

The Mason County Health Coalition on Friday unveiled the findings from a 2017 study of the indoor air quality in the county, pushing for a smoke-free law in the county... showed that the the indoor air quality of Mason County is about 4.4 times worse than
Maysville (KY) Ledger Independent
added Sep 1, 2017 13:07
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California appeals court affirms plaintiff judgment in tobacco case

The three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, Division Eight, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday said the trial court did not err in its jury instructions and federal law did not preempt the woman’s claims.
Reuters
added Sep 1, 2017 03:07
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[California] C.A. Upholds $3.8 Million Award Against Tobacco Company

Justice Rubin Declares That Federal Government Has Not Preempted Disputes Concerning Liability For Smokers’ Deaths, Rejects Contention That State Is Effectively Creating a Ban on Cigarettes
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added Sep 1, 2017 03:04
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[South Dakota] EDITORIAL: Administration is overstepping its boundaries in regards to tobacco ban

The Collegian Editorial Board feels the university’s decision to ignore Students’ Association’s vote and pass an all-tobacco ban is administrative overreach... All this policy will manage to accomplish is alienating tobacco and E-Cigarette users from the
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Collegian
added Aug 31, 2017 16:05
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