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[Florida] LANDAU v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., et. al.: DEFENDANTS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR MISTRIAL

Cummings’s misconduct was so prejudicial that it has irreparably violated Defendants’ federal due process rights to a fair trial and has tainted these proceedings to such an extent that a mistrial is the only adequate remedy.1 In the alternative, shoul
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:32
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[Florida] $3M Engle Award Disputed Over Excluded Asbestos Evidence ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds urged a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to undo a trial court’s $3 million ruling in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff, saying evidence that the deceased smoker’s lung cancer was potentially caused by asbestos exposure
Law360
added Jan 28, 2016 18:55
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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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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Plaintiff's Expert Poisoned Trial

Despite an all-cases order banning evidence of asbestos in some Kent cigarettes in Engle progeny trials, plaintiff’s expert Dr. K. Michael Cummings had testified exactly that, according to the tobacco companies. His “highly inflammatory and unfairly prej
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:27
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Cancer in the LGBT Community

From increased smoking, which is a risk factor for mesothelioma, to being screened for cancer les soften, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women carry several more risks for cancer and need to be aware of these to make the best choices for good heal
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 24, 2017 14:24
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[Europe] Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015

30 countries at the third meeting of the Environment and Health Task Force agreed to boost action to free Europe from asbestos-related diseases and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke and toxic chemicals. The meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium on
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 16, 2013 12:49
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[Louisiana] Seaman's widow files lawsuit over husband's exposure to asbestos, cigarettes and tobacco

Davalie was constantly exposed to asbestos friable fibers, causing him to breathe into his system carcinogenic asbestos dust. The various defendants are accused of maintaining each respective vessel in an unsafe, unseaworthy condition causing the crewmen
The Louisiana Record
added Jun 17, 2013 12:32
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[Ireland] Gardai send cigs to test for asbestos / 20,000 packets of infamous Jin Ling brand seized at Drogheda Market

The gardaí are now in the process of having the cigarettes tested after analysis on batches of the cigarettes seized previously in Britain found them to contain industrial chemicals and asbestos.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Aug 21, 2015 23:15
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[Europe, Russia] Up to a Third of Consumer Items Fake

Jin Ling cigarettes, inspired by an old Chinese brand, are produced especially for smuggling and have flooded Europe... Large quantities of the cigarettes, also produced in Ukraine and Moldova, are frequently seized in the Baltic republics. Last month at
Moscow Times (ru)
added Jul 25, 2016 15:37
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[New York] BARNETT: The Smoking Congresswoman and Her Asbestos Lawsuit

Weitz & Luxenberg has filed suit on McCarthy’s behalf against more than 40 companies. ... The papers filed by Weitz & Luxenberg omit a relevant detail: McCarthy has smoked for some 40 years. “McCarthy is such an avid smoker,” according to the Post, “tha
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 11, 2013 13:26
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