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[Florida] Jury Adds $3.2M Punitive Damages To Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

awarding a total of $11 million to the family of an ex-smoker who had two lung transplants after decades of smoking....The award was significantly less than the $22 million Laura Shamp, attorney for plaintiff Elaine Jordan, had asked for during closing ar
Law360
added Aug 4, 2015 14:20
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These Doctors Were Paid To Testify That Smoking Doesn't Cause Cancer

A Vocativ investigation reveals the six ear, nose and throat doctors mentioned...we list the doctors, with select excerpts...Willard Bill Fee Jr. / MIchael H. Bertino / Ellis L Webster / Dr. Trina Espinola / Merill A. Biel / Kim R. Jones
Vocativ
added Aug 4, 2015 09:50
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[Africa, Kenya] Health minister defends strict tobacco rules in battle with manufacturer

Health secretary James Macharia has termed the introduction of a levy on cigarette manufacturers to regulate the tobacco industry as justified. Mr Macharia says in court documents that the fee is reasonable and does not constitute violation of rights to
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Aug 4, 2015 09:39
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[Florida] Fla. Court Could Curb Engle Claims In Tort Liability Ruling ($$)

An Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that federal law preempts tort liability against tobacco companies could make it harder for the hundreds of Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state court to prove their claims if a state appeals court looking at the m
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes Ex-Smoker $8M Plus Punitives, Jury Finds ($$)

The $7.8 million verdict marked the end of the first phase of the Engle progeny trial in Jacksonville, Florida, and set the stage for a punitive damages phase to begin on Monday. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a d
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:39
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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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Watch an Expert's Ill-Advised Comparison Scuttle a Key Products Liability Trial | Florida Trial Video Vault

In Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, an expert’s reference...Miller answered "(A)bout 430,000 people die of smoking each year. It's the equivalent of about three World trade Centers."... a mistrial based on the possibility that the statement may have been calculate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:06
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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[Canada] The no-longer confidential financial statements

Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson and Hedges have now had their current financial statements made available to the public. . . . Why is PMI/RBH so much more profitable than BAT/ITL? If there has been such a dramatic fall in ITL profits, why has this
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:02
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