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ARCHIVE: Was the U.S. Justice Department Sold to the Highest Bidder

The law firm that fronted for Big Tobacco for four decades, Covington & Burling, has its former lawyers ensconced in three of the top slots ... Both Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, and Lanny Breuer...Dan Suleiman, who also worked at Covington and
WallStreetOnParade.com (blog)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:09
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[California] Calif. Appeals Court Backs $12.8M Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

A California appeals court on Tuesday upheld a verdict ordering Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay $12.8 million to the son of a man who died after smoking cigarettes for years, saying the trial court hadn't erred in its jury instructions on how to measure dam
Law360
added Jul 10, 2013 12:31
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[Florida] Philip Morris USA to Seek Further Review in the Douglas Case

“We believe that the court ruled incorrectly in allowing individual plaintiffs to use the general findings from the prior Engle case to prove their strict liability and negligence claims without showing that any wrongful conduct actually caused their inj
Altria Group, Inc.
added Mar 18, 2013 13:02
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[Virginia] Altria and Walmart at odds over proposed Henrico County store

Altria Group Inc. and Walmart are at odds over the retailer's proposed store in the Reynolds Crossing office park. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, has its headquarters there. "We've expressed our concern, in particular, the impact on ve
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 1, 2012 09:45
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[Florida] GRAHAM, Plaintiff-Appellee v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al. Defendants-Appellants: EN BANC REPLY BRIEF FOR APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

The questions before this Court boil down to whether there is a way to give effect to the Engle jury’s strict-liability and negligence findings that both comports with due process and avoids a preemption problem. Plaintiff does not and cannot identify one
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 11, 2016 17:46
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[Virginia] Altria planning 490 job cuts, with 200 to 250 in its Richmond-area operations

Altria Group Inc. is planning to eliminate about 490 jobs from its U.S. workforce in the next two months as the company seeks to save about $300 million a year by the end of 2017. About 200 to 250 of those job cuts will come from the company’s salaried w
Richmond.com
added Jan 29, 2016 03:01
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[Florida] Setback for Philip Morris in Two Tobacco Cases

The rulings settle a division between the state's intermediate appeals courts on how the statute of repose applies to claims by longtime smokers. Tina Russo is the plaintiff in the first case, standing in for her mother, Phyllis Frazier, who di
Courthouse News
added Apr 8, 2015 10:56
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Documents Show That Big Tobacco Has Been Interested In Pot For At Least 45 Years

With medical marijuana now legal in nearly half the country and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the nation’s tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from green. And a new report unc
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 5, 2014 11:18
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Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business

documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The companies were driven then by the same shift in public atti
Los Angeles Times
added Jun 5, 2014 11:11
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Florida Supreme Court upholds Engle punitive damages

smokers ... would have to prove that the manufacturers made a fraudulent claim about the dangers of cigarette smoking between May 5, 1982, and May 5, 1994, and that they relied detrimentally on those fraudulent claims in continuing to smoke.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2015 22:15
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