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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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[Florida] Philip Morris Defense Prevails in $22M Laryngeal Cancer Suit

found Philip Morris-brand cigarettes did not cause the cancer that cost Jose Vila his larynx. A decades-long smoker, Vila sought up to $21.9 million in damages in his Engle progeny claim against the tobacco company. However, Robert McCarter, representing
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:21
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[Australia, UK] U.K. Plans Plain Cigarette Packaging Starting in May 2016

Cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco will have to be sold in standardized packs in England starting in May next year, the U.K. government announced, bringing the country into line with practice in Australia.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 23, 2015 14:24
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[Florida] Jury Finds Philip Morris Liable In Engle-progeny Cigarette Case; Awards Disabled Woman $17.2 Million In Compensatory And Punitive Damages

Donna Brown and awarded her $17.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first federal court Engle-progeny cigarette trial of 2015. Ms. Brown began smoking cigarettes as a minor, became addicted, and now suffers from a painful disease that co
PR Newswire
added Jan 23, 2015 13:53
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[Illinois] Judge Rejects Lawsuit Targeting Scandal-Linked Supplement

Illinois resident Howard Baldwin, who said he purchased the Anatabloc supplements for $99.99 per bottle, accused the companies and GNC Holdings Inc. of misleading consumers regarding the supplement’s effectiveness against these diseases.
National Law Journal
added Jan 23, 2015 13:00
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Seeks $29M As Philip Morris Case Goes To Jury ($$)

six jurors heard closing arguments Thursday...They must determine if smoking was the cause of plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.’s cancer, if he was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether addiction was the legal cause of his illness. If they find hi
Law360
added Jan 23, 2015 12:52
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