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[Australia, USA] The Hatch-Wyden-Ryan TPA Bill: A Major Step Back on TPP Negotiations

TPP needs to explicitly preserve the ability to regulate tobacco. A number of recent international disputes have challenged tobacco measures, including multiple disputes (both WTO and ISDS) challenging Australia’s plain packaging scheme for cigarettes. A
US House Committee on Ways and Means
added Apr 20, 2015 14:44
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[North Carolina] N.C. Court to decide who has stake in tobacco reserve

North Carolina's highest court will take up how many current and former tobacco growers in the Southeast have a stake in the $340 million reserve held by a nonprofit cooperative established during an era of taxpayer subsidies killed a decade ago.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 20, 2015 09:41
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[Asia, India] As manufacturers flock court, govt waits to enforce chewable tobacco ban

According to officials, Delhi High Court on April 8 had restrained it from taking any coercive action against a manufacturer who had appealed against the ban following which the ban notification was revised. "There was a misconception that the court had
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 19, 2015 11:04
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[Louisiana] Harrah's and French Quarter bars sue the City of New Orleans in smoking ban dispute

Harrah's Casino and many French Quarter bars and clubs have filed a suit against the City of New Orleans to halt the impending smoking ban set to take effect April 22. The suit was filed in Civil District Court, which has set a hearing date for the case
Gambit (New Orleans, LA)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:44
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[North Carolina] NC court: Is 800K tobacco growers too many to split $340M?

North Carolina's highest court will take up how many current and former tobacco growers in the Southeast have a stake in the $340 million reserve held by a non-profit cooperative established during an era of taxpayer subsidies killed a decade ago. The sta
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 18, 2015 10:30
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[Florida] STEIN: Fraudulent Concealment and the Statute of Repose

Anyone interested in the tobacco litigation and/or medical malpractice must read Hess v. Philip Morris USA....this decision of the Florida Supreme Court advances the understanding of statutes of repose and how they apply, inter alia, in medical malpractic
Harvard University Law Blogs
added Apr 18, 2015 10:27
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[Florida] $21.5M Award to Couple in COPD Suit Against RJR Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 12

Jurors Friday awarded Thomas and Bettye Ryan $21.5 million in compensatory damages, with an award of punitives to come, after finding R.J. Reynolds liable for Ryan’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 18, 2015 08:58
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Big Tobacco Fires on New 'Draconian' FDA Rules

Although disguised as "guidance," the FDA rule described in the complaint as the "SE directive" imposes legal obligations that manufacturers must follow or face penalties, including seizure of an entire product line, they continue. "Moreover, b
Courthouse News
added Apr 17, 2015 23:38
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[Canada] The hot debate over electronic cigarettes sure to spark regulation, litigation

The lucrative nature of the e-cigarette market can be seen in the rate at which manufacturers are protecting their technology. Currently, there are at least 30 patents or patent applications related to electronic cigarettes listed in the patents database
The Lawyers Weekly (ca)
added Apr 17, 2015 16:36
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[UK] E-cigarettes: heating up in the workplace

The following problems can arise if work environment policies fail to make an employer's position on e-cigarettes clear: grievances and/or constructive dismissal claims from employees who object to their colleagues' use of e-cigarettes; grievances and
Lexology (uk)
added Apr 17, 2015 16:15
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