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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] UPDATE 1-Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules (Adds comments from Australia's Robb, lobby group, background, Democrats)

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing possi
added Oct 1, 2015 09:00

[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

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Fla. Court To Flip $41M Engle Jury Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a $40.5 million judgment for a widow who blames the tobacco company for causing her husband's fatal lung cancer, arguing the "excessive" judgment is the largest damages award that has not been set aside.
added May 19, 2015 19:32

[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Slaps RJ Reynolds With $25M Punitive Damages

A Florida jury on Tuesday slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $25 million in punitive damages, adding to a $21.5 million compensatory verdict...attorneys for plaintiff Thomas Ryan seized on an RJR attorney's remark that the $21.5 million compensatory
added Apr 21, 2015 19:09

[Europe, USA, New York] Circuit Declines En Banc Review of RJR Nabisco Ruling

Second Circuit judges who argued against allowing the European Community to pursue civil racketeering claims against RJR Nabisco for an alleged global money laundering conspiracy have lost their bid to have the full court decide the issue. A majority of t
New York Law Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 11:00

[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

some of the original Engle jury's Phase I findings — sweeping conclusions about the general ills of cigarettes that still aid plaintiffs in Florida — amount to a ban on the products, but attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and ju
added Apr 10, 2015 16:11
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