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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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[Florida] KOLKER: The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

while the industry may be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in defense costs in Engle, the Florida litigation is still self-contained. No other plaintiffs in other states have succeeded in replicating what has been done in Engle.
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 27, 2015 15:00
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[Europe] BAT share price: Canada’s top court refuses to hear tobacco giants’ appeal

The ruling by Canada’s top court comes just a day after European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation tightening restrictions on how products are made and sold (Imperial Tobacco share price: EU law could threaten e-cigarette market growt
iNVEZZ Limited
added Dec 23, 2013 11:30
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[Canada] Billionaire Andrew Forrest to Fund Anti-Smoking Suits, Australian Says

The Australian billionaire, through his Minderoo Foundation, is seeking legal advice on whether it is feasible to take action similar to a landmark Canadian case that saw a judge order three tobacco companies to pay A$15.6 billion ($12.2 billion) in damag
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2017 16:42
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[Florida] Fla. Court Could Curb Engle Claims In Tort Liability Ruling ($$)

An Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that federal law preempts tort liability against tobacco companies could make it harder for the hundreds of Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state court to prove their claims if a state appeals court looking at the m
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43
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SWEDA: 2013 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting: Politely conducting business as usual

In sharp contrast to the manner in which management at Reynolds American, Inc. conducted its annual meeting of shareholders a week earlier, Altria Group, Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin J. Barrington treated everyone at the May 16th m
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 24, 2013 13:02
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[Florida] Fla. Court Restores $2M Verdict In Philip Morris Cancer Suit ($$)

In a 2-1 decision, Judges Fred A. Hazouri and Carole Y. Taylor said the lower court had been correct in determining that the statute of limitations hadn't run out, noting that the deceased woman's estate had claimed that smoking caused two separate and d
Law360
added Oct 19, 2012 17:56
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[Canada] Toronto hookah ban upheld by appeal court

The three-judge panel ruled the city is within its rights to ban hookah in city-licensed establishments.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jun 15, 2017 23:56
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[Florida] $100M Engle Tobacco Deal Spawns Firm Fee Battle ($$)

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is being accused of trying to shirk a fee-sharing agreement with The Wilner Firm and seek a bigger cut of a $100 million settlement...Lieff Cabraser removed the cross-claim to federal court Tuesday, asserting that th
Law360
added Sep 16, 2015 17:27
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[Canada, China, Eastern Europe, UK] Is smoking finally on its way to being stamped out?

So, while the ruling doesn’t sound the death knell for Big Tobacco, it is a blow as the industry grapples with its biggest crisis in decades, with many of the biggest manufacturers scrambling for growth in an environment in which governments are increasi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 6, 2015 19:53
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