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[Australia, Hong Kong, Uruguay] The War Against “Plain Packaging”: Big Tobacco's Current Battle

attempting to beat every measure on cigarette packaging they can. The great bogeyman here is that of plain packaging, a measure that has been shown to dramatically reduce the enticements of smoking.
Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) (ca)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:12

[Florida] Steven Hammer's last moments in his Phase 2 closings in Calloway v. RJR

ends his closing argument powerfully, encouraging the jury to "be proud of your verdict" and to "walk away knowing you made the right decision today."
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 15, 2014 01:20

[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiffs Fight To Pursue Punitive Damages

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a ruling that determined that Engle progeny plaintiffs are barred from recovering punitive damages on strict liability and negligence claims in their individual suits. John Mills of The Mills Firm PA
added Dec 5, 2014 17:51

[West Virginia] Tobacco trial

Cigarette companies begin arguments today in a West Virginia lawsuit that accuses them of ignoring the health of smokers. The companies are hoping to cast doubt on a class-action claim that healthy smokers need free diagnostic tests to protect them from
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Nov 3, 2014 11:24

[Florida] Physician Says Engle Progeny Suit Smoker Died Because of Nicotine Addiction

Plaintiff's addiction expert, Dr. Shannon Miller, testifies that Jay Morse was severely addicted to nicotine and that his addiction ultimately caused his smoking-related death. Morse's widow Pearl is suing R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in this Engle p
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 2, 2014 15:17

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $17M Verdict In Fla. Engle Case ($$)

jury found the cigarette manufacturer responsible for the death of smoker Michael Johnson Sr.,...The verdict consists of $17 million in compensatory damages...The jury will reconvene on Friday for a second phase of the trial to determine punitive damages.
added Jul 19, 2014 04:06

[Connecticut] Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Connecticut law forecloses strict products liability suits against a cigarette manufacturer … Because this question of Connecticut law is open and decisive, we certify it to the Connecticut Supreme Court, and stay resolution of this case in the interval.
US Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit
added Sep 11, 2013 21:36

[Florida] Hernando man set to faceoff against big tobacco companies

John Rizzutto is up against Philip Morris and Liggett. ... Rizzuto's is the first to go on trial in Hernando County. Potential jurors were questioned on Monday, and even those who were dismissed were already talking about the case.
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 13, 2013 10:55

[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

[France] Hearings to Begin in Anti-smoking Lawsuit by Philip Morris International Against Uruguay

Uruguay faces its first hearings in the French capital this week in a lawsuit filed by U.S. tobacco giant Philip Morris International (IW 50/4) against its anti-smoking laws, an official said Monday. In early 2010, Philip Morris filed a complaint with th
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 4, 2013 22:16
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