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[California] Calif. appeals court affirms $3.75 million judgment against cigarette manufacturer

All of the defendants but one settled, and Tajie Major proceeded to trial against only Lorillard Tobacco Company...has since been acquired by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was one of the original defendants in the action.
Legal NewsLine
added Sep 30, 2017 01:24
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[Florida] CRANE CO., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., and HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE CO., Appellants, v. RICHARD DELISLE and ALINE DELISLE, his wife, Appellees. (PDF)

As we are reversing for a new trial for R.J. Reynolds based on the improper admission of the expert testimony, the new trial should include the issue of damages because of the foregoing analysis. At a new trial, the court should also reconsider t
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 11, 2016 13:05
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[South Carolina] Famed SC attorney Motley, ‘lion among lawyers,’ dead at 68

Motley’s legal work not only had a positive effect on Americans’ health — his tobacco lawsuits were in large part responsible for stiffer warnings on cigarette packages and acknowledgements by the tobacco industry that their products caused illness and d
Columbia (SC) State
added Aug 23, 2013 02:01
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[Florida] $8M RJ Reynolds, Crane Asbestos Verdict To Remain Nixed ($$)

appeals court Wednesday declined to rethink its decision to overturn an $8 million asbestos verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co. after finding a lower court included expert testimony that was not backed by reliable data. The appellate
Law360
added Nov 10, 2016 17:55
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New York Jury Attributes Lung Cancer To Cigarettes In John Crane Asbestos Case ($$)

A New York judge on Aug. 12 entered judgment on a July 21 verdict in which a jury found that cigarette use — and not asbestos exposure from John Crane Inc. — caused a man’s lung cancer (Charles K. Zammit and Raye Zammit v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et a
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 30, 2016 17:30
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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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Ron Motley, Who Spearheaded Tobacco Suits, Dies at 68

Motley pioneered the development of mass-tort litigation to sue tobacco makers... “He despised it when people were hurt through corporate misconduct, and he thrived on getting them justice,” McConnell said. For Motley, representing smokers who developed
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06
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[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58
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British American Tobacco reaches $575 mln Flintkote settlement | Reuters

The agreement was reached by BAT's Canadian subsidiary Imperial Tobacco Canada in a litigation case which started in 2006 and related to issues dating back to 1986 and 1987.
Reuters
added Dec 19, 2014 16:22
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Asbestos, Smoking and Lung Cancer: Valuing the Venue and Verdict

interested parties may seek to lobby their respective legislatures to rethink the application of negligence, strict liability and apportionment of damages in the limited context of smoking lung cancer asbestos claims, or permitting evidence of contributor
Law.com
added Dec 1, 2014 17:37
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