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[New York] Judge Allows Cigarette-Related Lawsuit to Proceed

Supreme Court Justice Sherry Heitler ... said that the 82-year-old plaintiff, Gladys Correnti, had adequately pleaded fraud and negligent misrepresentation against the filter maker, Hollingsworth & Vose Co. She also ruled that there were issues of fact as
New York Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2014 17:57
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[Canada, UK, USA] BAT in $575m deal to settle asbestos dispute

ends the British tobacco group’s seven-year legal dispute with Flintkote, a US roofing company...said the agreement would provide “closure” on a legacy issue and protect it from current and future asbestos claims in the US. The settlement amounts to 3.6 p
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:45
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Haunted by Deadly Legacy of Kent Asbestos Filters

R.J. Reynolds and a filter maker must pay $3.5 million to the estate of a Florida man, the state’s top court held this week. It’s a ruling that draws renewed attention to another, lesser known, deadly aspect of some cigarettes of the 1950s.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:47
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[New York] Judge Allows Cigarette-Related Lawsuit to Proceed

A cigarette filter maker could be legally tied to a cigarette company and therefore is potentially liable for the company's misrepresentations, a Manhattan judge has ruled in allowing a woman's mesothelioma-related lawsuit to go to trial.
New York Law Journal
added Mar 18, 2014 22:11
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[California, Florida] Cigarette Companies See Lawsuits Over Mesothelioma and Cancer From Asbestos in Filters

In the last few months, two major legal decisions have put cigarette companies and their role in smokers’ mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer into sharp focus.
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 23, 2017 00:38
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[Missouri] Woman claims cigarettes contained asbestos, caused cancer

A tobacco company allegedly secretly included asbestos in one of its cigarette brands in the 1950s, which cause mesothelioma, a lawsuit said. Katherine S. Jones filed the lawsuit July 9 in U.S. District Court in Missouri against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Legal NewsLine
added Aug 1, 2015 09:42
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Game-Changer: Closely Watched Case Could Change Florida's Evidence Rules

The case pits plaintiff Richard DeLisle and his wife, Aline, against industrial manufacturers Crane Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Co. DeLisle, a cancer patient, linked his mesothe
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:27
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[Iowa] Tullys suing tobacco company ($$)

The widow and children of former Dubuque Mayor Thomas Tully have filed suit against maker of Kent cigarettes, which claimed its product had 'the greatest health protection."
Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald
added Apr 2, 2013 09:07
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Legal Battles Smolder Six Decades After ‘the Greatest Health Protection in Cigarette History’

Lorillard filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show the company settled 90 cases in a recent period of just over two years, and that 60 more cases are pending. Time is on the companies’ side. Since factory workers and smokers with potentia
FairWarning
added Oct 23, 2013 03:35
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Lawsuits continue over asbestos in Kent cigarette filters

Some 13 billion Kents were smoked from March 1952 until May 1956 using the “Micronite” filter containing a deadly form of asbestos. Sixty years later, the legal fallout continues. Lorillard settled roughly 90 cases in a recent two-year period. About 60 m
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Nov 1, 2013 08:55
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