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[Asia, Mid-east] Israel Railways Fined NIS 6 Million Over Platform Smoking

Smoking on Israel Railways trains is illegal – and, based on a 2012 law on smoking in public places, so is smoking on train platforms. But Israel Railways failed to enforce that law for years, leading to a class-action lawsuit that cost the railroad NIS 6
added Sep 25, 2016 13:40

Louisiana smoking rates remain high

Despite efforts to get people to quit smoking, Louisiana is still in the top five when it comes to the rate of smokers per capita... "No one else in the country has the smoking cessation trust," said Rogers. "We're the only ones that have that." The tru
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50

[Louisiana] Register for the Smoking Cessation Trust (Scott Class Members)

SMOKING CESSATION TRUST ("SCT") has processed 56,396 Applications for membership in the Scott Class at the end of business June 30, 2016. SCT has approved 54,118 or 96.09% of all applications received.
Smoking Cessation Trust
added Sep 24, 2016 21:49

Tobacco tax hike will stay on Missouri ballot

Supreme Court judges agreed with supporters, who include cigarette giant Reynolds American Inc. In the ruling, the Supreme Court wrote that supporters collected signatures using what was the official ballot title at the time. They said that complies with
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 24, 2016 21:49

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Slammed With $9M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $3 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial over a longtime smoker's lung cancer death, adding to a $6.1 million compensatory verdict awarded in the...
added Sep 24, 2016 15:06

[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $19M Engle Progeny Suit At Trial ($$)

not liable in a $19 million Engle progeny trial brought by the widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer, a Miami jury decided on Thursday. The verdict came after emotional closing arguments, during which the plai
added Sep 23, 2016 22:03

[New York] AG Challenges UPS on Tobacco Deliveries

In an opening statement this week in a Manhattan federal court, Carrie Cohen, the lawyer for UPS, said the company was in full compliance with the law, saying the city and state mistook cartons of legally shipped “little cigars” for cigarettes. “Littl
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:17

[Florida] Jury Rules Smoker Failed Class Action's Citizenship Requirements, Clearing Philip Morris in His Cancer Death

Jurors needed only an hour to conclude Robiel Chacon was not a Florida citizen and resident either when his lung cancer was diagnosed on June 3, 1994 or when it manifested, excluding him from the so-called Engle class action against the country’s tobacco
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:38

[Florida] $6.1M Verdict, Plus Punitives TBD, Hits Tobacco Cos. for Smoker's Death; RJR Liable for Conspiracy Despite No Link to Its Cigs

The jury reached its conclusion, finding R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for the 2000 death of Dennis Oshinsky, 60, after more than a day of deliberations. Notably, the decision included a finding that both companies were liable on conspiracy grou
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:37

[Florida] Family Says Philip Morris Owes $19M For Cancer Death ($$)

The widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them $19 million for their husband and father's death, saying Philip Morris USA Inc. hid the dangers of cigarettes from him unti
added Sep 23, 2016 16:36
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