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Blu E-Cigs Targeted In Proposed Formaldehyde Class Action ($$)

An Imperial Tobacco Group PLC unit and others behind Blu brand electronic cigarettes have failed to warn consumers that the tobacco alternative contains “significant amounts” of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, according to a proposed class action filed
Law360
added Sep 3, 2015 18:34
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[California] E-cigarette study could propel law: Sen. Mark Leno seeks to classify vapor cigs as tobacco product

A new study that health advocates say proves electronic cigarettes contain cancer-causing chemicals could help boost legislative efforts to regulate... Yet e-cigarette industry advocates argue the scientific testing of e-cigarettes needs to be refined an
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Sep 3, 2015 12:33
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US health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makers

Center for Environmental Health says tests concluded majority of popular brands contained cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and acetaldehyde / Critics say e-cigarettes may be a stalking horse for Big Tobacco, in order to rehabilitate the act of smoki
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 3, 2015 10:41
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[California] A Smoking Gun: Cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes (PDF)

Twenty-one of the 24 companies whose products were tested had at least one product that produced high levels of one or both of these chemicals, in violation of California’s consumer protection law, Proposition 65. CEH is taking legal action against th
CEH - Center for Environmental Health
added Sep 2, 2015 21:19
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Health Watchdog Finds High Levels of Cancer-Causing Chemicals in the Majority of Nearly 100 E-cigarettes Tested

Legal action launched to hold e-cigarette makers accountable for failure to warn consumers
CEH - Center for Environmental Health
added Sep 2, 2015 20:44
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked with $750K Verdict in Widower's Suit Over Fatal Lung Cancer

awarded a Florida widower $750,000 for the death of his wife, after finding that her four decades of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but not the company’s marketing tactics, caused her fatal lung cancer. Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-30058-CIC.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2015 14:37
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges Most Blame For Cancer Death, Jury Says ($$)

bears just 25 percent of the fault for $750,000 in damages and rejecting her husband's bid for $9.2 million, plus punitive damages. The verdict falls far short of the request made by plaintiff's attorney William Ogle during emotional closing arguments in
Law360
added Sep 2, 2015 13:46
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Should Pay $9.2M For Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Plaintiff's attorney William Ogle told jurors in Daytona Beach, Florida, that Rosemary Lewis' death devastated her husband, James. She died at age 51, about 22 years short of her life expectancy, he said.
Law360
added Sep 1, 2015 12:15
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Trial Aces: Lieff Cabraser's Richard Heimann ($$)

Heimann supervised the firm's prosecution of the tobacco industry in the 1990s, meticulously crafting a three-pronged approach to tearing down a mighty tobacco industry accused of downplaying the links between smoking and disease. Helping establish the
Law360
added Aug 31, 2015 20:51
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Decorated Veteran's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the company hid the risks of cigarette use for decades....told jurors in Pensacola, Florida, that Garry O'Hara developed lung cancer after decades of smoking cigarettes. He retired in 1993 after three decades of military service and developed lung
Law360
added Aug 28, 2015 17:48
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