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[Canada] Wildrose claims Tory political interference in government document request

Alberta Justice denies there was political interference involved in a freedom of information request by the official opposition into the bids for the province’s tobacco litigation contract, but concedes proper procedures were not followed.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 5, 2013 09:09

[Canada] Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta of the Investigation by Neil Wilkinson, Ethics Commissioner into allegations involving The Honourable Alison Redford, Q.C., Premier (PDF)

For the reasons stated in my Findings, I conclude Premier Redford, as Minister of Justice, did not breach section 2, did not breach section 3, did not breach section 4, nor “offend” the principles contained in the Preamble of the Conflicts of Interest Act
added Dec 5, 2013 09:06

[Canada] Premier cleared of conflict in awarding of tobacco lawsuit to ex-husband’s firm

Premier Alison Redford has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the selection of the law firm to litigate Alberta’s $10-billion lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson ruled in his long-awaited 33-page report Wednesday that Redford’s
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 4, 2013 22:49
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[Canada] Ethics commissioner clears Redford in tobacco-lawsuit conflict probe

An ethics investigation into Premier Alison Redford has found she broke no rules and acted in the public interest when she selected her ex-husband’s law firm to represent the province in a $10-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 4, 2013 22:45

[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33

Court won't hear Scruggs appeal

The high court on Monday decided not to hear from the architect of the multibillion dollar tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s. Scruggs was convicted of improperly influencing a Mississippi judge,
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2013 17:36

[Texas] Intriguing Tip From a Source Who’s Suspect

Dan Morales wants Texas to reopen its multibillion-dollar tobacco litigation, suggesting the state might be able to claim all or some of the $3.2 billion awarded to outside attorneys in that case.
New York Times
added Oct 2, 2013 17:23

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51

[Texas] Morales Wants State to Examine Sealed Tobacco Records

In a letter to current Attorney General Greg Abbott that was shared with The Texas Tribune, Morales said that documents sealed after his conviction and the settlement of the state's tobacco litigation might contain information that "may well entitle the
The Texas Tribune
added Sep 7, 2013 14:07

[Uruguay] Growth in Global Disputes Brings Big Paychecks for Law Firms

Some countries, however, are beginning to dig in against arbitration claims, not only because of the staggering dollar amounts, but also because they can disrupt national decision-making. Uruguay and Philip Morris International, for example, are wrangling
New York Times
added Aug 26, 2013 19:36
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