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[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms $13M Award Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

In a brief ruling, a three-judge Third District Court of Appeal panel rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s pleas to overturn the verdict and instead reversed the only post-trial relief the trial court had granted the tobacco giant, a new trial limited to
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:55
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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[Georgia] 11th Circ. Backs RJ Reynolds Win In Age Discrimination Suit ($$)

panel on Tuesday backed the dismissal of an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. job applicant's age discrimination suit against the company, rejecting the Georgia man’s argument that his disparate treatment claim was timely.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:50
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[North Carolina] Higher prices keep cigarette manufacturers ahead of sales decline

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. continued to outdo its manufacturing rivals in traditional and electronic cigarette performance during the latest four-week measuring period that ended June 17.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 29, 2017 04:26
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[California] RJR Unit’s Bid To Reverse $3.9M Wrongful Death Verdict Dims ($$)

the jury had found the cigarettes’ design was a key factor in a smoker’s death, casting doubt on the tobacco giant’s argument that federal law preempted...R.J. Reynolds is seeking to overturn a 2014 verdict finding that its subsidiary, Lorillard Tobacco..
Law360
added Jun 28, 2017 15:24
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[North Carolina] U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear age-discrimination lawsuit against Reynolds

The decision, released Monday, involves Richard Villarreal, who sued Reynolds and two job-search groups in his attempt to gain work as a territory manager. In October, the full Eleventh Appeals Court ruled that an applicant, in this case Villarreal, cou
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 28, 2017 14:16
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customizing a mobile program to help rural alaska native youth quit tobacco

tobacco use has long been part of communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a remote region in southwest Alaska comprised of more than 80 percent of Alaska Natives. In a study from 2007, 63 percent of 15- to 18-year-olds reported being current smokers o
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 28, 2017 14:14
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AND LIGGETT v. BOATRIGHT: ON PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW FROM A DECISION OF THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (PDF)

THIS COURT HAS COMPELLING REASONS TO EXERCISE ITS JURISDICTION IN THIS CASE The impact of the Second District’s decision will extend far beyond Engle- progeny cases. The conflict between Boatright and Wheaton/Matte creates uncertainty as to whether Rule
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 28, 2017 13:42
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[Ohio] Grove City gets grant money for smoking crackdown

banned smoking in public parks more than a year ago, but city officials say informing people of the change has been slow going. Franklin County Public Health has plans to help. The health department secured a $110,000 grant and will use a portion of i
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jun 28, 2017 13:35
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[Arkansas] Van Buren approves tobacco ban in parks

The City Council has passed an ordinance banning smoking in the city's parks. The ordinance, which went into effect immediately upon its passage Tuesday, prohibits the use of all tobacco products plus e-cigarettes and vaping products from Van Buren's six
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Jun 28, 2017 13:34
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