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NICOPURE LABS, LLC and RIGHT TO BE SMOKE FREE COALITION, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees: BRIEF OF WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUNDATION (PDF)

the Constitution does not authorize the government to “pre-approve” truthful, non-misleading speech before commercial speakers may utter it. Indeed, this Court has already rejected the notion “that the health of consumers is advanced directly by barrin
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added Feb 22, 2018 18:08
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[Florida] Jerry Feller, Appellant, vs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, etc., et al., Appellees. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jorge E. Cueto, Judge. (PDF)

we find the initial motion for substitution filed by Mr. Feller’s counsel, which was served on the tobacco companies and filed with the clerk of the court one week later on April 15, 2016, clearly qualifies as a suggestion of death upon the record, the
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added Feb 15, 2018 21:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROBERT A. GORE, SR, Appellee (PDF)

To the extent the defendants now suggest on appeal that Dr. Proctor’s testimony went beyond a historical opinion and ventured into a scientific opinion (i.e., that adding ammonia to cigarettes increases their addictiveness), the defendants failed to p
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added Feb 15, 2018 21:32
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6248: REPLY BRIEF OF DEFENDANTS AND REMEDIES PARTIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER

The parties are now within steps of a total agreement, needing minimal help to close the deal. But Plaintiffs have suddenly stopped short, insisting that Defendants either capitulate to Plaintiffs’ every demand or proceed on their own at risk of contempt
Tobacco On Trial
added Feb 16, 2018 02:14
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 12/23/17-02/13/18

6247 Memorandum in opposition to re 6245 MOTION for Mediation MOTION to Clarify filed by AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, AMERICANS FOR NONSMOKERS’ RIGHTS, NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO PREVENTION NETWO
Tobacco On Trial
added Feb 16, 2018 01:00
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[Florida] IN RE 73 ENGLE-RELATED CASES. On appeal from the Circuit Court for Duval County (PDF)

the trial court dismissed the cases and in doing so denied plaintiffs’ counsel’s request for leave to amend the complaints and substitute new party plaintiffs into the actions. Plaintiffs’ counsel appealed these decisions. We affirm.
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added Feb 9, 2018 17:53
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[Florida] STAINES, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, and LORILLARD, INC., Appellees: PER CURIAM (PDF)

We affirm for the same basic reasons detailed in our opinion in In re 73 Engle-Related Cases. Shortly stated, we find no legal error in the trial court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit filed by counsel on behalf of Ms. Staines because “deceased perso
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added Feb 9, 2018 17:52
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6247: PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ AND REMEDIES PARTIES’ MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER FOR MEDIATION

Plaintiffs have spent half a year seeking to accommodate the tobacco companies’ asserted desire for certainty. But, contrary to the companies’ efforts to turn Plaintiffs’ accommodation against them, Plaintiffs’ willingness to provide feedback and opine up
Tobacco On Trial
added Feb 16, 2018 01:52
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee: APPELLEE’S/CROSS-APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF (PDF)

District Court’s decision overturning the jury verdict on fraudulent concealment and conspiracy should be reversed. Regardless, under controlling Florida law, the punitive damages award should be reinstated. If the award is not reinstated, Mrs. Berger re
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added Feb 6, 2018 22:12
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[District of Columbia] MOOSE JOOCE, MOUNTAIN VAPORS, RUSTIC VAPORS, and DUTCHMAN VAPORS, Plaintiffs, v. FDA: COMPLAINT (PDF)

The Deeming Rule thus triggers burdensome regulatory requirements, including a ban on truthful speech...Deeming Rule is unconstitutional because the FDA employee who issued it had no constitutional authority to do so, and because the rule violates the Fir
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 04:57
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