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[Florida] Smoker's Death Case Against Philip Morris Goes To Jury ($$)

During closing arguments in Miami, plaintiff's attorney Philip Gerson of Gerson & Schwartz PA told jurors that Phyllis Frazier's daughters deserve the $14 million for having to endure watching their mother waste away over 20 years with chronic obstructiv
added Apr 24, 2015 14:37

[Florida] Tobacco Makers Cleared in $14 Million Wrongful Death Suit

Jurors found that, although Phyllis Frazier was addicted to nicotine, her addiction was not the legal cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the string of health problems that turned fatal....suit brought by Tina Russo, Frazier’s daughter
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 24, 2015 13:18

[UK] Slaying the dragon: how the tobacco industry refuses to die

The tobacco industry is using an increasing range of techniques to regain its influence over public policy making—with some alarming success, reports Jonathan Gornall
British Medical Journal
added Apr 24, 2015 11:31
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[New York] U.S. Cities Fight Back Against Washington's Secretive Trade Deal

Council member Helen Rosenthal, who is sponsoring the resolution in her city, ... (ISDS). Those provisions, she said, might potentially grant a major tobacco corporation the right to sue the city in order to overturn a law that bans smoking in restaurants
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 24, 2015 11:20

[Florida] Jury holds Reynolds liable for $25 million

A Florida jury voted Tuesday to make R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for $25 million in punitive damages in a case involving Thomas and Bettye Ryan. The amount was $3.5 million requested by the plaintiffs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2015 11:26

[USA] Altria Reports 2015 First-Quarter Results; Delivers Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 10.5% and Reaffirms 2015 Full-Year Adjusted EPS Guidance

“In the smokeable segment, PM USA’s steady investments in Marlboro continued to strengthen the brand’s leadership position. In the smokeless segment, USSTC grew its volume, supported by retail share gains from Copenhagen and Skoal combined. And Nu Mark b
Altria Group, Inc.
added Apr 23, 2015 11:23

[Connecticut] ARCHIVE: IZZARELLI v. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY United States Court of Appeals,Second Circuit.

Whether Comment i precludes claims...against cigarette manufacturers absent evidence of contamination or adulteration has not been decided in Connecticut.... We therefore think it prudent to certify this question to the Connecticut Supreme Court.
added Apr 22, 2015 22:28

Supreme Court Argument In Norwich Smoker’s $28-M Lawsuit

Tobacco company lawyers went before the state Supreme Court today, to fight a $28-million judgement against them in a lawsuit brought by a former Norwich smoker. RJ Reynolds attorney Theodore Grossman argued that smokers knew the risks of their activity,
CBS Connecticut
added Apr 22, 2015 22:22

[Florida] Gary Paige of Gordon & Doner and Alex Alvarez of Alvarez Law Firm Obtain $46.5 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages against R.J. Reynolds in Big Tobacco Lawsuit

Jurors find R.J. Reynolds liable and award Thomas and Bettye Ryan $21.5 million in compensatory and $25 million in punitive damages for smoking-related COPD.
PR Newswire
added Apr 22, 2015 18:44

[Florida] RJR Burned for $25M in Punitives, $46.5M Total, in Couple’s COPD Tobacco Suit

Jurors found R.J. Reynolds liable for $25 million in punitive damages early Tuesday afternoon in a couple’s suit against the tobacco manufacturer for the respiratory disease they contend was caused by the company's cigarettes and fraud. Ryan v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:26
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