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[Florida] $10M Tobacco Verdict OK'd For Man With Cancer Who Started Smoking At 7

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a $10 million jury award to a man who started smoking when he was 7. The defendant in the products liability case is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The appeals court issued a brief opinion that doesn't ex
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 30, 2014 16:27
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[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22
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[Indiana] IND. DECISIONS - "ACS CAN: MARION COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT UPHOLDS INDY’S SMOKE-FREE ORDINANCE"

On Friday, July 25, the Marion County Superior Court upheld Indianapolis’ smoke-free ordinance, challenged on the basis of exempting one off-track betting facility. The court ruled the city’s ordinance does not violate the Equal Privileges and Immunities
Indiana Law Blog
added Jul 29, 2014 16:10
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Investor Alert: Lawsuit against Takeover of Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) filed

The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investor, who currently holds shares of Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO), filed a lawsuit in effort to halt the proposed takeover of Lorillard Inc. by Reynolds American Inc for a value of $68.88 per share. Investors
GroundReport
added Jul 29, 2014 14:06
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[Florida] Jury Holds Tobacco Company Responsible for Deception About Its Products

regardless of the final outcome it is the duty of the courts and elected officials at all levels of government to hold the industry accountable for the unspeakable pain and incalculable loss it has inflicted upon society.”
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Jul 29, 2014 13:54
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[Indiana] Judge upholds Indy smoking ban

On Friday, July 25, the Marion County Superior Court upheld Indianapolis’ smoke-free ordinance, challenged on the basis of exempting one off-track betting facility, in this case a bar. The court ruled the city’s ordinance does not violate the Equal Priv
TheStatehouseFile.com (Franklin College Pulliam School of Journalism)
added Jul 29, 2014 13:51
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Punitive damages in Reynolds ‘Engle’ case likely to be reduced

Carol Levenson, research director for research firm Gimme Credit, said she believes the punitive damages as award “are likely never to materialize after appeals.” “While this development may dim the acquisition celebration somewhat, we don't believe the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:24
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SEXTON: Smokers know lighting up shouldn't pay off

At some point, we all have to take responsibility for our actions — even if they lead us directly to an early grave. Lighting up a known killer shouldn't be the equivalent of hitting the lottery.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:15
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Indiana judge talks about Evansville's smoking ban in Gibson Co.

An Indiana Supreme Court Justice spoke at the joint Kiwanis and Rotary Club ... It's been almost six-months since Judge David voted against Evansville's ordinance to ban smoking in indoor restaurants and bars. David, along with two others, voted to str
14 WFIE (Evansville, IN)
added Jul 28, 2014 22:34
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[Ireland] Big tobacco left gasping: But the power of addiction means it's a noxious weed that's hard to kill

The widow of a man who couldn't kick the habit despite many attempts was awarded a staggering $23.6bn in compensation for his 1996 death.... The power of addiction over even the most sobering common sense is the entire sorry story of tobacco. Like deadly
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 28, 2014 20:58
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