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[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiff Files Notice Of Appeal Following Defense Verdict ($$)

filed a notice of appeal with Florida’s Fourth Appellate District Court on Dec. 4, saying the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial (Doris E. Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 4D17-3735, Fla. App., 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:40
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[Ohio] Man Says Asbestos Law Doesn’t Require Medical Opinion On ‘Smoker’ Status ($$)

Requiring every asbestos lung cancer plaintiff who ever smoked tobacco to provide a medical expert opinion that the person doesn’t qualify as a “smoker” would produce absurd results, burden nonsmokers and is at odds with a decade of precedent and the law’
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:38
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[New York] Tobacco tax fraud bust nets 14 arrests in Broome County

Fourteen people have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown on sales of untaxed cigarettes... State troopers carried out simultaneous sweeps Thursday night of 11 convenience stores in Broome County. The investigation was described by law enforcement offic
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin
added Dec 13, 2017 13:36
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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

without explanation, denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition for review in appealing a lower court’s decision to vacate a $16.8 million verdict and grant a new trial in a tobacco suit (Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-1130, Fla
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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[Wisconsin] LETTER: Tobacco compliance checks: Keeping youth from addiction ($$)

Wisconsin WINS is a statewide initiative and has helped reduce sales to underage youth and reinforces compliance and education with tobacco retailers. Media outreach and community education are important in the WI WINS Program.
Sawyer County (WI) Record
added Dec 13, 2017 06:05
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[Michigan] Health department program to reduce smoking, reduce SIDS

Local health department officials hope a new program aimed at decreasing smoking by pregnant women, new moms and others living in the home will also reduce infant death. Smoking is a leading cause of fetal and infant morbidity and mortality in the United
Ionia (MI) Sentinel-Standard
added Dec 13, 2017 04:38
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[Arkansas] Tobacco settlement money used to provide services to 200 Arkansans with disabilities

Money from Arkansas’ share of a tobacco lawsuit settlement is paying to help 201 Arkansans with developmental disabilities with daily living tasks in their homes, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said... Hutchinson gave an update on the state’s progress to the Arkans
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Dec 13, 2017 04:36
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[Texas] Fort Worth city attorneys to rewrite the smoking ordinance

The City Council directed city attorneys in October to draft an ordinance that clamps down on smoking in public places. The only exception: Smoking will still be allowed at stores whose primary business is to sell cigars and tobacco products. Max Faulkne
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Dec 13, 2017 04:32
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[Texas] VIDEO: Fort Worth Council Votes To Expand Smoking Restrictions

Fort Worth joins the other cities in Tarrant County and the major cities across Texas that ban smoking inside bars or bingo halls. That includes e-cigarettes as well. The only exception to that is smoking will still be allowed on outdoor patios as long
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:31
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[South Carolina] Bars, restaurants looking at possible smoking ban in Horry County

Horry County Council flicked aside two smoking ordinances Tuesday night, but the proposals haven’t been completely extinguished yet. Council voted to send two proposals back to the council’s administration committee for a rewrite: one to ban smoking on
Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News
added Dec 13, 2017 04:29
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