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[Florida] Widow Seeks $12.5M+ from Tobacco Giants as Case over Ex-Smoker's Deadly Cancer Goes to Jury

Attorneys Wednesday debated what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 30 years... Whether nicotine addiction drove Ahrens to smoke served as a key point of dispute in the two-week trial. During Wednesday’s closings, Gordon & Doner’s Gary Paige remin
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:51

[Florida] AHRENS V. PHILIP MORRIS: LIVE Trial 01/25/16 –

In this tobacco litigation trial, Ina Ahrens claims Philip Morris concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to the smoking-related disease of Karl Ahrens.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:44

[Florida] $55M Tobacco Damages Award Reversed Over Jury Instructions ($$)

failure to instruct the jury that the deceased smoker needed to have relied on Big Tobacco's advertisements to prove conspiracy and fraud claims...ordered a new trial ... the widow of longtime smoker Johnnie Calloway against Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. R
added Jan 7, 2016 04:51

E-cig firms steel for legal battle

Electronic cigarette companies are steeling for a legal brawl with the Obama administration over coming regulations they believe could wipe out the fast-growing industry. The closely watched (FDA) deeming rule, now under final review at the White House,
The Hill
added Oct 31, 2015 14:19

Fees Denied To Firm in Lobby Suit

Lobbyists who sued the Obama administration over its ban on lobbyists serving on federal agency advisory committees are not entitled to legal fees...wanted to serve on Industry Trade Advisory Committees managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the
National Law Journal
added Sep 21, 2015 14:30

[Hong Kong] Tobacco giant sues Australia

More than $50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke defending cigarette plain packaging in a secretive international tribunal. But costs will pile up if Australia loses on its first defence that Philip Morris indulged in cynical “venue
West Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:54

Watch a Masterful Cross-Exam of a Sympathetic Witness with Millions on the Line | Florida Trial Video Vault

Cross-examination of a sympathetic witness can be the most difficult part of a trial. It requires a deft touch to make your point without appearing as if you are bullying a witness, turning the jury against you. King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, in Gray v.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:11

[Florida] PERRY: Why would physicians testify that smoking isn't addictive? Maybe the money. Lots of money.

The medical community — including specialty societies such as the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery — needs to engage in more formal reviews of such testimony to make sure it adheres to professional ethical standards, he adds.
added Jul 23, 2015 12:54

[Canada] Huge tobacco fines could set stage for more aggressive anti-smoking efforts

court decision that ordered three tobacco companies to pay $15 billion in damages could be a catalyst for more aggressive actions... a long list: "Banning the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products, implementing health warnings on tobacco package
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 9, 2015 12:07

Tobacco Cos. Gain ‘Corrective Statements’ Victory

But the court held that the federal racketeering law does not allow courts to require the companies "to announce that they deliberately deceived the public." The court rejected the companies' claim that they should not be required to publish the stateme
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 27, 2015 09:39
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