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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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[North Carolina] PRODUCERS HARVESTING A GOOD TOBACCO CROP

Tobacco harvest is in full swing in central North Carolina, and Don Nicholson, Regional Agronomist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture says it’s a good crop: “Most of the tobacco in my region, which is in the central part of the state, goi
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Sep 1, 2017 14:07
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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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[California] Tobacco-Free Policy Comes Into Effect

On Aug. 1, USF became a completely smoke and tobacco free campus after the tobacco-free campus policy came into effect. Public Safety is aware of the new policy, but students will not be disciplined for violations. Enforcement of this policy is the respo
San Francisco (CA) Foghorn (UCSF)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:21
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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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[New York] Mayor de Blasio signs bill to hike cigarette pack price to $13 minimum, reduce smoking

Declaring Big Tobacco “public enemy number one,” Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to cut down on the number of places to buy cigarettes and hike the minimum price to $13 a pack Monday — with a goal of 160,000 fewer smokers by 2020. “It's very cynical.
New York Daily News
added Sep 1, 2017 03:09
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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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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROSE POLLARI Appellee (PDF)

Admitting the Reports at trial effectively presented the jury with the opinions and conclusions of numerous extra-judicial experts whom Defendants could not cross-examine.... “Because the battle of experts has become as much a part of a trial as the confl
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 1, 2017 01:25
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses $13M Smoking Death Verdict

ruling that a lower court erred by allowing several surgeon general's reports on cigarettes into evidence at trial ...agreed with the tobacco companies that the reports were inadmissible hearsay and remanded the case for a new trial of the claims brought
Law360
added Sep 1, 2017 01:20
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