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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $37 Million Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds; Jurors Reject Big Tobacco's Claims, Awards Significant Punitive Damages; 'Big Tobacco Should Be Curing Cancer, Not Causing It,' Lead Attorney Says

Scott Schlesinger, plaintiff's counsel from the Schlesinger Law Offices. "They should be curing cancer, not causing it. Instead, they continue to addict kids to nicotine, deliver these death sentences, and then try to blame smokers who they addicted. Thei
added Aug 2, 2013 21:41

[Texas] Small tobacco manufacturers sue over new tax

the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition maintains that lawmakers unfairly targeted its members by assessing a new fee only on their cigarettes. Major tobacco manufacturers have already been paying about the same amount as part of the state’s 1997 legal settleme
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Jul 19, 2013 00:17

Twelve States Won’t Have to Refund Tobacco Money

Business Week/Bloomberg
added Mar 13, 2013 15:38

[Australia, Honduras, Ukraine] Big Tobacco fights back on packaging

with British American Tobacco telling The Times that it is assisting the Honduras and Ukraine governments with legal fees. While the latter doesn’t spring to mind as a huge tobacco producer, the Ukraine Government fears that if the ban is upheld, pressure
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 5, 2012 19:15

STERN: The FDA's New Cigarette Labels Go Up in Smoke ($$)

'Compelled speech' is a free-speech infringement, even against Big Tobacco.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 9, 2012 22:27

[Florida] Ft. Lauderdale Jury Awards $75M To Family Of Dead Smoker

Thursday’s verdict in Fort Lauderdale came in the case of Johnnie Calloway, a smoker who died in 1992.
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jun 6, 2012 04:49

[Missouri] Award slashed in tobacco case

Kansas City (MO) Star
added Feb 17, 2005 00:00

Florida Jury Awards Widow Of Smoker $36 Million In Tobacco Suit ($$)

widow claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes made by two tobacco companies and that the addiction led to his lung cancer and death (Fontaine Wallace v. Philip Morris Inc., et al., No. 2014-CA-052862, Fla. 18th Jud. Cir. Brevard Co.). VIDEO F
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 31, 2017 22:45

[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

[Florida] Pioneer Plaintiffs' Law Firm Wins Appeal in Tobacco Lawsuit; Fort Lauderdale's Schlesinger Law Offices Granted New Trial Against Big Tobacco

won the chance to re-try a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris USA, Inc. after the Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a jury verdict that originally favored the two tobacco companies. The plaintiff behind the lawsuit, Fa
added Aug 1, 2017 00:20
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