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[Canada] $20-Billion Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Wraps Up After 3 Years Of Testimony

The plaintiffs include an estimated one million Quebecers who argue the companies are liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco. The suit involves separate groups of plaintiffs — some who beca
Canadian Press
added Dec 13, 2014 20:59
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[Florida] ANDREWS: Eleventh Circuit Stacks Deck Against Defendants In Never-Ending 'Engle' Product Liability Litigation

In Walker v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that even though Florida state courts failed to require plaintiffs to establish from the trial record that a previously tried issue was actually decided
Forbes
added Sep 17, 2013 02:53
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Canada: Precedent-Setting Marlboro Decision Provides Guidance On Entitlement To Claim Profits In Trademark Infringement Cases

On March 23, 2015, the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris' profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This important decision for the parties w
Mondaq
added Mar 26, 2015 09:34
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[Florida] Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015 ($$)

Attorneys will also be watching as the Florida Supreme Court eyes critical cases that could change the way the state handles punitive damages in tobacco litigation
Law360
added Jan 2, 2015 22:57
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1M Award For Smoker's Family ($$)

said a trial court correctly ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. to pay all of a $1 million judgment to the family of a deceased smoker despite a jury's finding that he was partly liable for his smoking-induced ailments.
Law360
added Jun 25, 2013 07:09
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DeWITT: Florida tobacco lawsuits may help kill the "enterprise of death"

But the legal fees and jury awards, which now total more than $500 million, will keep adding up, Schlesinger said. Their prices will be tacked on to cigarettes, which will mean fewer smokers, and less revenue, and less money for lobbyists and lawyers an
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2013 16:14
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Reynolds loses 'Engle' case in Florida

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has received another legal setback in a long list of "Engle" jury verdicts in Florida. A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom, a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 27, 2014 20:00
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard Pays $79M To Settle Mass. Smoker Case

Law360
added Oct 25, 2013 01:58
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[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Jones Day's product liability team emerged victorious from a trip into uncharted territory when it notched a win for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first Engle progeny case to go to trial in federal court, bringing a sigh of relief to Big Tobacco compan
Law360
added Jan 15, 2013 06:34
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[Florida] US Supreme Court ends decades of delays, demands Big Tobacco pay verdicts

Nearly two decades after a Volusia County woman stopped breathing, the tobacco company courts said owed her family $17 million now will have to pay, and there’s no more getting around it. Jacqueline Miller was 64, not yet retired as a caretaker, when
Florida Times-Union
added Jun 13, 2014 11:20
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