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[Massachusetts] Group’s lawsuits aim to boost public health

there’s an intriguing twist to the suits filed in Middlesex Superior Court last month. They are the product of a new Boston group that seeks to promote public health through the courts. And these lawyers are working on several fronts, not just tobacco. T
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 12, 2015 12:39
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[Florida, Massachusetts] There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Newer cases are getting filed; law is still being made. Fresh evidence of this appears in a Dec. 5 decision of the First District Court of Appeal. In an action brought by an Alachua County woman who has lung cancer, the court reversed a directed verdict
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 29, 2014 21:01
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For tobacco litigation, Massachusetts is the place ($$)

In those two decisions, the SJC has clearly articulated the position that cigarette manufacturers get no special protection on the basis that they have addicted their customers who continue to smoke despite knowing that smoking is harmful. The SJC’s unan
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
added Jan 27, 2014 14:09
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TPLP Applauds Surgeon General Report’s Focus on Tobacco Litigation (#SGR50); Massachusetts Seen as New Frontier

Thanks to a landmark 2013 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in the case of Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., the Bay State is poised to become the most attractive state in which to file product liability lawsuits against tobacco compa
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jan 17, 2014 16:06
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard Pays $79M To Settle Mass. Smoker Case

Law360
added Oct 25, 2013 01:58
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard Pays $79M To Settle Mass. Smoker Case ($$)

has paid $79 million to settle an individual cigarette liability case in Massachusetts that once exposed the Newport brand maker to one of the largest such verdicts on record, the company disclosed Wednesday.
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:34
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

in Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, a conventional product liability case ... Lorillard Tobacco paid the $79 million in compensatory damages and statutory interest, and the case is now dismissed in its entirety, including the potential for punitive or
Lorillard Tobacco Company
added Oct 23, 2013 11:22
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Historic $79 Million Cigarette Settlement Signifies Beginning of Wave of Tobacco Cases in Massachusetts

announcement in Lorillard’s 8K SEC filing of a $79 million settlement ... the most important state for tobacco litigation is not Florida. It’s Massachusetts. Massachusetts, benefitting from the combination of two key rulings by the Supreme Judicial Court
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:16
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Massachusetts ruling could invite more tobacco suits

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that cigarettes' addictive qualities do not give cigarette makers "special protection" from product liability claims, a move that could make the state a hotbed for tobacco plaintiffs. The Massachusetts Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters
added Jun 18, 2013 12:23
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[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37
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