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[Florida] RJR Ordered To Continue Fla. Tobacco Payments ($$)

A Florida judge has ruled that R.J. Reynolds must continue making annual tobacco settlement payments to the state for the Winston, Kool and Salem cigarette brands that the company sold to ITG Brands LLC for $7 billion.
Law360
added Jan 11, 2018 02:27
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[Florida] Firing Ex-Tobacco Atty Doesn’t Fix Engle Case Conflict: Court ($$)

A Florida law firm made no “proactive effort” to spot potential conflicts with its Engle progeny cases when it hired a lawyer who had done work for tobacco companies and was rightly disqualified, a Florida state appeals court said in a recent decision. A
Law360
added Jan 11, 2018 02:26
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Florida judge rules Reynolds retains MSA payment responsibility for four sold brands

At stake is $78 million in MSA payments that Florida has been due since the June 2015 closing of Reynolds’ $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc., Attorney General Pam Bondi said. Reynolds divested Kool, Salem and Winston, while Lorillard divested Ma
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2018 11:49
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Judge orders R.J. Reynolds to keep paying Florida millions

When Bondi filed the suit last January, she said Florida was already owed $45 million and could lose $30 million a year going forward. Gillen said until R.J. Reynolds has its obligation to pay Florida transferred to Imperial Tobacco Group, it must continu
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Florida] David Canta and Corazon Canta, Petitioners, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Respondents: On Petition for Writ of Certiorari from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Rodolfo A. Ruiz, Judge. (PDF)

the unsuccessful March 2016 motions to disqualify placed the Ferraro Firm on notice that Lima’s former client, PM, claimed Lima had worked on confidential, Engle-related legal issues and strategy. Nonetheless, Lima continued to work on Engle-progeny ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 12, 2018 22:35
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State of Florida v American Tobacco Company, et.al. (PDF)

Reynolds is still obligated to make the payments pursuant to the Florida Agreement unless and until it is able to have Imperial (or some other entity) actually become its true "successor" or true "assign."
Florida Attorney General's Office
added Dec 28, 2017 16:34
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Court Orders Tobacco Company to Honor Florida’s Historic Tobacco Settlement

After the June 2015 sale, RJR stopped making payments on these brands, costing the state an estimated $30 million a year in perpetuity. “Today’s ruling will ensure Florida’s landmark tobacco settlement is honored and our state receives the money it is ow
Florida Attorney General's Office
added Dec 28, 2017 15:39
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[Florida] SJUGGERUD: Builders and developers - and lawmakers - could lead way for smoke-free communities

Unlike nearly all other southeastern states, Florida prohibits local governments from regulating smoking under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (the “Act”). While the Act laudably regulates smoking inside of workplaces, the Act prohibits local governments
Florida Today
added Dec 22, 2017 15:21
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VIDEO: Florida lawmakers to consider raising tobacco-buying age to 21

Next year, Florida lawmakers will consider a bill that would raise the age limit to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 years. Republican Senator David Simmons, who represents Volusia and Seminole Counties, submitted SB 1288 which is also called the “Tobacco 21 Ac
WFLA TV (Tampa, FL)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:57
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[Florida] MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker

Parker has worn many hats this year, leading the Idenix team and the 70-member team representing R.J. Reynolds in tobacco litigation in the thousands of "Engle progeny” suits in Florida, all on top of co-leading the firm’s 446-lawyer strong business and t
Law360
added Dec 22, 2017 02:08
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