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[Canada] Wildrose alleges 'coverup' by Alberta Justice in tobacco-litigation FOIP inquiry

Access-to-information expert Vincent Gogolek says he has never seen behaviour in a freedom of information inquiry like that of Alberta Justice.
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 29, 2016 14:24
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[Canada] Ex-Alberta premier Alison Redford should face new conflict of interest probe: B.C. ethics commissioner

Paul Fraser says Alberta’s former ethics commissioner did not have all the information when he cleared Redford of conflict-of-interest allegations in 2013. The case involves Redford’s selection of the ITRL consortium to sue tobacco companies when she wa
Canadian Press
added Aug 5, 2016 02:46
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Escape $1M In Atty Fees To Smoker’s Estate ($$)

cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
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2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida's 'hot potato doctrine' are suspended for conflicts

The court said in the 2014 case that a lawyer who faces a conflict between two current clients can’t avoid current-client conflict rules by dropping one client “like a hot potato.” Before that decision, lawyers who dropped current clients because of conf
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added May 3, 2018 16:44
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[Canada] FOIP commissioner orders investigation of Alberta Justice

Privacy commissioner Jill Clayton has ordered an investigation into the way Alberta Justice handled FOIP requests about the government's tobacco industry lawsuit.
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 28, 2016 12:35
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[Canada] Review of ethics investigation into tobacco-litigation contract delayed

Alberta Justice has confirmed a review of a former ethics commissioner’s investigation into how the contract to litigate Alberta's $10-billion tobacco lawsuit was awarded will not be completed until the end of March. Alberta Justice has confirmed a revie
CBC News (ca)
added Feb 25, 2016 20:58
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[Florida] JOHN MCCOY, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et. al., Appellees.

We reverse the circuit court’s order denying a motion for attorney’s fees based upon a 2014 proposal for settlement under section 768.79, Florida Statutes (2015).1
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 26, 2017 05:08
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[Florida] HOWARD & ASSOCIATES and RICHARD A. DAYNARD vs. LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN: ORDER (PDF)

no opinion regarding the best forum to resolve the pending disputes among attorneys regarding the distribution of attorneys' fees in the Engle litigation. The Court merely concludes in this Order that Lieff Cabraser's removal of this action did not confor
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

The lawyers who secured a $45 million settlement for Arkansas Marlboro Lights smokers worked more than 15,000 hours...asking the presiding judge...to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 6, 2017 19:29
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[Florida] Firms Deserve $9M Fine For ‘Baseless’ Engle Suits: Report ($$)

A special master on Friday told a Florida federal court that it shouldn’t change a $9.1 million sanctions order against two law firms for filing and maintaining "baseless" tobacco lawsuits, saying the sanctions would compensate the public for the cost of
Law360
added Jan 18, 2018 07:09
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