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[Nebraska] Cigar bar bill should pass court's muster, experts say

An effort to allow for smoking in cigar bars would likely hold up in court if it passes the Legislature, according to a legal expert from the University of Nebraska. But that's a big if. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said he'll likely filibuster any
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Jan 27, 2015 00:40
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[Tennessee] Former Sumner inmates sue over strip search

The county denies the allegations of three former female inmates in the Sumner County Jail who say they were forced to expose their genitals to a male correctional officer in 2013. Elizabeth Rhyne of Robertson County, Regina Carpenter of Smith County an
The Tennessean
added Jan 27, 2015 00:15
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[Australia, UK, USA] Vote expected in U.K. on plain packaging for cigarettes

However, industry analysts and marketing officials said Friday they doubt there will be a spillover effect in the United States despite a similar push by anti-tobacco groups.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 26, 2015 17:37
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[Florida] BANNON: Soliciting Donations Discredits the Judiciary

Judges themselves have also raised the alarm. In a survey of state judges, nearly half stated that they believed campaign contributions are influencing judicial decisions.
National Law Journal
added Jan 26, 2015 17:23
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[Florida] Philip Morris On Hook For $17M In Year's 1st Engle Verdict ($$)

Florida resident Donna Brown won $17.2 million in compensatory punitive damages from the jury in Jacksonville on Wednesday, after claiming that her cigarette smoking caused a serious blood-vessel condition that required her to have several surgeries,
Law360
added Jan 26, 2015 16:57
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Reynolds-Lorillard Merger Vote Confirmed for Jan 28

The voting was delayed due to a conflict between Beatrice Corwin Living Irrevocable Trust and the two tobacco biggies. The Trust had filed a lawsuit against the two companies demanding full disclosure regarding the merger before the shareholders vote too
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Jan 24, 2015 18:37
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[Florida] Philip Morris Cleared In $29M Engle Trial ($$)

jury cleared Philip Morris USA Inc. on Friday of liability in one of the year's first Engle progeny trials, rejecting a former smoker's ... allegations the cigarette maker's product and actions caused his laryngeal cancer. Plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.'s case i
Law360
added Jan 24, 2015 18:35
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[Florida] Tampa jury awards amputee $17.3 million in tobacco lawsuit

Donna Brown of Jacksonville started smoking cigarettes in high school... This week, a Tampa jury decided tobacco giant Philip Morris USA owes the 64-year-old woman nearly $17.3 million for causing her disease and for hiding facts about the perils and addi
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jan 24, 2015 18:24
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 19

Jose Vila v. Philip Morris... The verdict, which jurors took more than six hours to reach, gives tobacco manufacturers the win in the first state court Engle progeny case to come to trial in 2015. On Wednesday, however, a federal jury in Jacksonville hit
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:25
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Vila v. Philip Morris

claims defendant tobacco manufacturer, Philip Morris, concealed the dangers of its cigarettes while furthering an addiction to nicotine that caused Vila's smoking-related illness. Outcome Verdict in favor of the defense.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:23
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