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[Virginia] Man accused of stealing more than $800,000 from Richmond-based tobacco trade association

Federal authorities are accusing the co-founder of a tobacco trade association of stealing more than $833,000 from it over a five-year period. Ronald Tully, 57...the scheme, which victimized the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America, be
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 6, 2017 02:49
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[New York] NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

Retailers caught and found guilty of selling untaxed cigarettes in New York State risk losing other state-issued licenses, including lottery and alcohol sales. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has joined forces wit
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
added Oct 6, 2017 02:32
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[California] Korean National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Diverting Millions of Untaxed Cigarettes

between 2012 and 2015, Baeg and others conspired to divert approximately 143 million export-only cigarettes from an export warehouse near the Port of Los Angeles....In fact, the cigarettes were sold in the United States resulting in millions of dollars in
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:29
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[District of Columbia] TRUMP BANS BALLOONS, SELFIE STICKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE

A media release announced the dates for the garden tours...“The Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items” not deemed to be suitable for the tour, and to confiscate them, the release stated. · Smoking (including e-cigarettes)
Newsweek
added Oct 6, 2017 01:45
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[Florida] HOCHREITER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 10/09/17 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette company concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to nicotine addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 6, 2017 01:23
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[Washington] Christine Gregoire compares famous tobacco lawsuit to opioid cases

Gregoire says, “this misrepresentation that appears to be obvious in the opioid addiction problem was very clear in tobacco. The use of doctors in tobacco to promote the product and say it was safe was true in tobacco as it is in the opioid addiction prob
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Oct 5, 2017 20:58
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[North Carolina] Federal Judge Dismisses Some Counterclaims Against Tobacco Producer ($$)

A federal judge in North Carolina on Sept. 28 partially granted and partially denied a tobacco producer’s motion to dismiss counterclaims of fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices after finding that the man who filed the counterclaims did not all
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 20:49
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2 declined to hear arguments on an Engle progeny suit in which a Florida appellate panel vacated $54 million in punitive damages (Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-1507, U.S. Sup.).
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] RJR Takes $13M Product Liability Appeal To Fla. High Court ($$)

has urged the Florida Supreme Court to review an order that affirmed a $13.5 million jury verdict for a deceased smoker's family, calling a state appeals court's ruling regarding jury instructions for product liability claims a “naked defiance” of the hig
Law360
added Oct 5, 2017 18:20
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[New York] MUSIC|King Krule, a Cult Singer in the Making, Is Setting the Terms Himself

King Krule played a secret show well after midnight, in an overstuffed Manhattan dim sum restaurant known to certain youthful types for its after-hours parties and lax indoor smoking rules.
New York Times
added Oct 5, 2017 17:55
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