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[Florida] Appeals court tosses out $23 billion tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in an 18-page ruling, blasted an attorney for the estate of Michael Johnson Sr., pointing to the "depth and pervasiveness" of improper closing arguments in the Escambia County case. "It is clear
Northwest Florida News
added Feb 25, 2017 00:54
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (PDF)

These words, etched on the Immigrant Statue in historic Ybor City, ring hollow in the face of regulatory onslaught by the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) “Deeming Rule.”3 FDA is destroying personal freedom, eliminating economic opportunity for
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 25, 2017 00:45
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[Africa, Kenya] Government wins Tobacco War in Protecting Public Health

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the Ministry of Health has an obligation in safeguarding the health interests of Kenya by implementing regulations under the Tobacco Control Act. The regulations which come into effect with immediate effect follow
Office of the Attorney General and State Department (ke)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:06
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[Florida] RJR Granted New Trial In Engle Case Where Jury Awarded $23B ($$)

a Florida appeals court said the plaintiff's closing arguments crossed proper boundaries "repeatedly, flagrantly, and often in defiance of the...
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:17
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Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe Reach New Cigarette Deal ($$)

The state of Kansas has sent the state Legislature a new cigarette tax deal with the Kickapoo tribe to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands, the state’s governor and attorney general said in a statement on Thursday.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:16
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[Florida] WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:10
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[Florida] Jury Awards $6M To WWII Hero's Widow In Engle Case ($$)

The jury decided Thursday that RJR was not responsible for Fox's death, but that Fox suffered $6 million worth of damages from smoking-related injuries like pain, suffering, mental anguish and a decrease in his ability to enjoy life. It assigned 50 perce
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 17:49
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VIDEO: E-Cigarette Batteries Are Exploding and Disfiguring Consumers – America’s Lawyer

Now, we have them saying, “Gee whiz, we got you addicted. Now, we want to make a product that’s going to get you unaddicted.” Unfortunately the product that they’re making to get you unaddicted has the ability to blow your face off. That is kind of what t
Ring Of Fire Network
added Feb 24, 2017 14:47
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FDA is Trying to Snuff Out America’s Cigar Industry

Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs the Cigar Association of America, the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, and Cigar Rights of America in their lawsuit against
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 23, 2017 21:28
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[New York] FedEx Can't Pare Claims In NY Cigarette Tax Suit ($$)

judge on Tuesday denied FedEx's bid to trim a suit brought by New York City and state attorneys alleging the company made illegal shipments of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations and other states, finding that FedEx isn't exempt from cert
Law360
added Feb 23, 2017 21:04
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