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[Missouri] Woman claims cigarettes contained asbestos, caused cancer

A tobacco company allegedly secretly included asbestos in one of its cigarette brands in the 1950s, which cause mesothelioma, a lawsuit said. Katherine S. Jones filed the lawsuit July 9 in U.S. District Court in Missouri against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Legal NewsLine
added Aug 1, 2015 09:42
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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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[Florida] Fla. Court Remands $12M Engle Award To Apply Shared Fault ($$)

appeals court on Friday upheld a jury verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny tobacco case but found the trial court erred by entering a final judgment without apportioning the $12 million award based on comparative fault....Lauren Gree
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:39
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

argued that she chose to smoke and refused to drop the habit even after being warned by friends and family members. And she even picked it back up after she developed her illnesses, according to Philip Morris... "After all, look at Ms. Collar in 2006, whe
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:38
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Editorial: Hard facts of TPPA covered in political fog

Key says the pact is likely to allow "safeguards" to deal with, say, Big Tobacco bringing a suit against plain packaging of cigarettes. This too is a useless assurance until we see the fine print. It also ignores the wider point: Big Tobacco's suit again
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33
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[Australia, Hawaii] TIENHAARA/GLEESON: Govt should own up to cost of tobacco litigation

We now know how much just one case (that hasn't even ended) can cost taxpayers. To avoid having to make such expenditures in the future to defend much-needed health and environmental policies, the government needs to reject an ISDS clause applying to Aus
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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[New York] ‘Illegal’ rooftop bar is ruining my $10.5M penthouse: suit

Pera “permits and condones smoking by patrons of both tobacco products and marijuana,” he maintains.
New York Post
added Jul 31, 2015 12:13
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Hawaii, North Carolina] Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks

U.S. lawmakers, including from tobacco-growing states such as North Carolina, renewed warnings against excluding tobacco from rules allowing foreign companies to sue a host government. ...was discussion of a U.S.-initiated exception in Maui. It would be n
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 08:09
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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] Pure Politics - Ryan Quarles fundraising against potential tobacco carve out in Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, is organizing his supporters in an effort to fight back against a potentially bad deal for Kentucky farmers being negotiated on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact and help him become the next agriculture commissioner.
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:05
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