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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

[Florida] Appeals court allows judgment against tobacco giant to stand

upheld the legality of the decision from Judge Martin Fitzpatrick of the Circuit Court for Gadsden County to award damages and the structural procedures used to determine those damages. The case, Florence Monroe v. R.J. Reynolds,
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25

Florida High Court Stays Review Of $17M Award Pending 2 Other Cases ($$)

stayed a case in which a jury awarded $5.7 million in compensatory damages and $11.6 million in punitive damages to the widow of a longtime smoker who alleged that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer were caused by his addicti
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 15, 2017 02:00

[Canada] Province must hand over personal health information to tobacco giant after court loss

B.C. Court of Appeal says the information, some going back 50 years, is key to proving damages, and that the sheer volume of material would make identifying individuals highly unlikely.
630CHED (Edmonton, AB) (ca)
added Feb 15, 2017 01:34

[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

but the judge overseeing the case immediately threw out the jury's finding that punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were warranted, saying that the evidence didn't...
added Nov 3, 2016 21:31

[Florida] Boynton man loses legal fight against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

A 70-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man this week lost a legal battle to get cigarette giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay for health problems he suffers after decades of smoking. In a verdict this week, a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury rejected
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 9, 2016 16:55

Some Arkansas smokers are in for some cash

Philip Morris has reached a $45 million settlement with the state, which charged the company deceptively marketed the cigarettes as healthier than regular cigarettes. Philip Morris denied any wrongdoing, and the court did not decide who is right.
Consumer Affairs
added Sep 7, 2016 15:22

[Florida] "No Doubt:" In Trial Against RJR, Dr. Says Train Engineer's Smoking, Not Job, Caused COPD

A Harvard pulmonologist testified this week he has "no doubt in his mind" that a former railroad worker who was a 3-pack-a-day smoker now suffers from emphysema because of his 30-year smoking history, rather than exposure to locomotive fumes, as trial con
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2016 21:35

[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:11

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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