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[Florida] Counsel For Smoker's Addiction Win a $559,000 Verdict Over Tobacco Companies

Attorney Crane Johnstone with the Schlesinger Law Offices announced Friday, "The five week trial found three of the big four tobacco companies liable and the jury has awarded a partial verdict of $559,000 in past economic damages. Judge Thomas Lynch IV en
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2015 13:02
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[Canada] Guidance on entitlement to claim profits in trademark infringement cases

On March 23 2015 the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris's profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This decision will likely become significan
International Law Office (uk)
added May 5, 2015 10:04
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[USA] CARASIK: In Pro-Corporate Tribunals We Trust / Is Obama's signature trade deal giving away the United States' right to protect its citizens?

How can this happen? In each case, Philip Morris is empowered to sue because of investment treaties. Many treaties and trade agreements enshrine the rights of corporations to claim that a country’s right to regulate public health interferes with profits
Foreign Policy Magazine
added May 4, 2015 16:39
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ROBERT REICH Trans Pacific Partnership is more trickle-down economics gone wrong

Big tobacco is already using an identical provision to sue developing nations that are trying to get their populations off nicotine. The tobacco companies are demanding these nations compensate them for lost cigarette sales.
Christian Science Monitor
added May 4, 2015 16:34
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REICH: Trans Pacific Trickle-Down Economics

Big tobacco is already using an identical provision to sue developing nations that are trying to get their populations off nicotine. The tobacco companies are demanding these nations compensate them for lost cigarette sales.
OpEd News (blog)
added May 3, 2015 15:39
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[Virginia] Judge narrows scope of Hampton cigarette sting defamation lawsuit

Former Lt. James R. Crotts, of Smithfield, accuses former Police Chief Charles R. Jordan Jr. and another Hampton officer, Christopher L. Munger, of throwing him under the bus in the aftermath of the tobacco sting. But a multiday jury trial that was expe
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added May 3, 2015 15:26
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Asks Full 11th Circ. Panel To Mull Preemption

An en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit should review the appeals court's recent finding that federal law preempts tort liability claims over cigarette smoking because Congress did not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes...Earl Graham, who had sued Reyno
Law360
added May 2, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] $6.3M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit Slaps Philip Morris, Leads Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 27

Jurors Friday afternoon awarded a smoker’s widow more than $6.3 million in her trial on damages for the lung cancer death of her husband....found Phillip Morris liable for $6.375 million in compensatory damages in the wrongful death suit, but declined to
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 2, 2015 11:06
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HOROWITZ: QUICK STUDY Behind the trade deal that pits Warren against Obama

TPP effectively lets them challenge — and potentially overturn — laws that have been passed through just and democratic means. Consider, for example, that tobacco companies are currently using trade agreements to try to stop countries from pursuing antism
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 2, 2015 10:49
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[Florida] DUPRE V. RJ REYNOLDS / LIVETrial

Tobacco trial that was originally part of the Florida Engle class action litigation that was decertified in 2006. This trial is scheduled to take place in Manatee County, FL.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2015 12:49
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