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Big Tobacco Blames Indians for High Taxes

The federal government refuses to account for the billions of cigarettes produced and sold by rogue manufacturers when it tallies up taxes owed by tobacco companies who play by the rules, R.J. Reynolds claims in court.
Courthouse News
added Aug 19, 2014 16:35
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[California] $17.7 million verdict in Los Angeles smoking lung cancer case

found that Lorillard Tobacco Co.’s cigarettes contributed to the 1998 death from lung cancer of smoker William “Earl” Major....the Brayton Purcell firm is best known for its work in the asbestos litigation; its past claims against Lorillard have focused o
Lexology (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 15:50
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'Small Tobacco' Tax in Texas Dealt a Major Blow

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that Texas imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in th
Courthouse News
added Aug 19, 2014 05:43
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RJR, Santa Fe Take on Tribe

With a lawsuit filed late last week in Washington, the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based R.J. Reynolds and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. challenged the U.S. Department of Agriculture's failure to collect Tobacco Trust Fund fees from two tribal cigarette manufactu
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 19, 2014 05:41
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In Court: Next-Generation Cigarette vs. Next-Generation Cigarette Lighter

Lorillard owns the Blu range of e-cigarettes...And lighter maker Zippo owns the Blu range of cigarette lighters. ...Zippo and Lorillard are now in a legal battle over the name, with Zippo insisting in a court filing in May that there are enough similarit
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 19, 2014 05:28
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Fla. Court Restores Wrongful Death Claim By Smoker's Estate ($$)

finding the plaintiff's daughter, as the estate's representative, should have been allowed to amend the original personal injury suit to add a wrongful death claim. A lower court had granted Kimberly Roden's 2009 motion to substitute for her mother, Lore
Law360
added Aug 17, 2014 23:49
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Denies Fees For Withdrawn Atty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

ruled that a Florida attorney could not collect fees for litigation work he did for Aldar Tobacco Group LLC because he voluntarily withdrew from the case before the case settled and Aldar recovered money.
Law360
added Aug 17, 2014 06:49
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[California] Council Moves Forward on Apartment Smoking Ban

City Council moved a not-at-all-silly millimeter closer to a ban on smoking in apartment complexes and condos, giving direction to the City for drafting an ordinance that would ban smoking in any complex of two or more units...moved cautiously due to the
Culver City (CA) Observer
added Aug 17, 2014 06:20
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[USA] Federal Circuit Smokes Cuban Entity On Standing Issue

Empresa Cubana Del Tabaco (d/b/a Cubatabaco) v. General Cigar Co., Inc. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (the Board) decision, holding that a Cuban cigar manufacturer's standing to pursue
Mondaq
added Aug 16, 2014 16:50
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[UK] Did harsh contract send cigar firm's reputation up in smoke?

150 ago this week, a miserable and overworked young Leicester girl was taken to court by her taskmaster employers - but their strong-arm tactics backfired. Priscilla Langton was 12 when, in 1864, she left school to work at Leicester cigar- making firm, G
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Aug 16, 2014 16:47
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