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[Illinois] Chicago Approves Nation's Highest Cigarette Tax ($$)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had originally proposed a 75-cent tax hike but compromised on the lower rate amid concerns that customers would resort to the black market if cigarettes became so expensive. With the new tax, a pack of cigarettes in Chicago carries $7
added Dec 1, 2013 05:09

[Illinois] Philip Morris argues $10.1 billion ‘Price’ case should never have been certified; Byron ‘swept under the rug’ individual issues, lawyer argues

Supreme Court Justices who reversed a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris 10 years ago without resolving most of the issues in it should take up those issues now that the case has returned, Philip Morris argues.
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jan 19, 2015 23:22

Illinois top court to review Altria $10.1 billion cigarette verdict

Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Philip Morris USA's appeal of a $10.1 billion verdict accusing the Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes
added Sep 24, 2014 18:59

[Illinois] Mayor Emanuel snuffs out any notion he'll compromise on cigarette tax hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday ruled out a reduction in his 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax increase, calling it a “health care feat” on par with his prior contributions to children’s health care. Emanuel pointed to the testimony of his Health Commissioner
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 20, 2013 18:24

[Illinois] Small Number of E-Cigarette Batteries Explode

A small number of consumer reports from across the country detail exploding e-cigs that launch out of their chargers, leading to fires and injury. "I’m aware of 10 failures in the last year,” industry spokesman Thomas Kiklas, who represents the Tobacco
NBC Chicago
added Oct 25, 2013 03:56

[Illinois] Philip Morris case continues; Attorneys file additional documents

The decade-old class action suit over cigarette labeling continues to smolder as attorneys on both sides of the fight file documents that Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth requested at last month’s hearing.
Madison County (IL) Record
added Nov 1, 2012 20:32

[Illinois] Dimitrios Kalantzis: California cigarette tax up in smoke

But beware any tax, fellow Illinoisans. Because the next one can affect you directly.
Kankakee (IL) Journal
added Jun 6, 2012 13:49

[Illinois] REEG: From injustice to justice: Lessons learned from the Madison County tobacco litigation

the employer of thousands of citizens, spent millions in fees and expenses on the case...having that money available for salaries and benefits for its employees, other benefits for its customers or the public, charitable causes and other good deeds. The p
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jun 28, 2016 23:55

[Illinois] 'Light' cigarette case comes back to life

His latest tactic: Tillery has asked state Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier to recuse himself from the case because Tillery alleges that Philip Morris helped get Karmeier elected to the high court in 2004. The Price case as it is known, named after
Chicago Tribune
added Jun 10, 2014 10:15

[Illinois] Court reinstates tobacco verdict

In a dramatic turnaround, Illinois’s 5th District Appellate Court reinstated the historic $10.1 billion verdict in a class action lawsuit against Phillip Morris USA. The case has reverberated in Madison County since the verdict was announced in 2003 in
Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer
added May 5, 2014 08:57
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