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[Asia-pacific] U.S. submits compromise on anti-tobacco laws under Pacific trade deal

Governments will be allowed to block tobacco companies from suing over anti-smoking measures under a U.S. proposal being debated by Pacific trading partners as part of a free trade deal spanning a dozen countries.
added Oct 1, 2015 21:45

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Should Pay $20M For Father's Death, Jury Told ($$)

attorney for the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Wednesday to slam R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a $20 million compensatory verdict, saying the companies hid the risks of smoking that killed a...
added Sep 9, 2015 23:19

[Florida] Jurors Level $4.5M Verdict Against Tobacco Companies for Ex-Smoker's 20-Year Cancer Battle

Mary Cooper, a smoker for more than 40 years, sued cigarette makers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming they conspired to hide the dangers of smoking, leading to Cooper’s nicotine addiction and ultimately causing the lung and laryngeal cancer she h
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 9, 2015 09:15

[Minnesota] U doctor allegedly misled jury in Florida cancer case

Biel...denied that he had been hired by the tobacco corporation to testify in their favor and called being an expert witness a responsibility similar to serving on a jury. “If they don’t, then someone who’s not an expert fills that space, and you don’t
Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Aug 5, 2015 20:09

[Florida] $5M Verdict in Mouth Cancer Suit, With Punitives to Come, Leads Tobacco Litigation Review

The punitive phase of trial in Paul Larkin's suit against RJ. Reynolds opened Friday, two days after jurors awarded Larkin nearly $5 million in compensatory damages for the mouth cancer he claimed his wife developed after 30 years smoking Reynolds cigare
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 13, 2015 10:42

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

[Florida] "Grievous" Failure to Disclose Change in Key Testimony Causes Mistrial | Engle Review for the Week of May 4

Judge Peter Dubensky declared a mistrial Tuesday in Dupre v. R.J. Reynolds after plaintiffs' attorneys failed to disclose a change in the testimony of Kevin Dupre, the son of Richard Dupre, whose 1994 death from artery disease spared the Engle suit again
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 9, 2015 13:39

ALEXANDER: Fraud In The Smoke Will Not Do

" evidence offered here simply cannot support a reasonable fair-minded inference of her detrimental reliance on either incomplete representations by PMUSA"...honest plaintiffs sometimes submarine their own cases.
JD Supra, LLC
added Apr 30, 2015 07:53

The Tobacco Litigation that Wouldn't Die
added Apr 27, 2015 08:55

[Florida] Bill to shield tobacco industry from damages in Engle lawsuits in limbo

Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 24, 2015 13:44
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