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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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[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
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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
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The Tobacco Litigation that Wouldn't Die

Law.com
added Apr 27, 2015 08:55
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[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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[Canada, UK, USA] BAT in $575m deal to settle asbestos dispute

ends the British tobacco group’s seven-year legal dispute with Flintkote, a US roofing company...said the agreement would provide “closure” on a legacy issue and protect it from current and future asbestos claims in the US. The settlement amounts to 3.6 p
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:45
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[Canada] Day 253: "Every party has an ending."

There was eloquence. There was eye-rolling. There was anger. There was laughter. And not all of it from in front of the bar!... "I fear that the hardest work will start in the next few minutes," he said before announcing the AMEN to every trial: "Judgme
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 12, 2014 03:56
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[Florida] Big Tobacco's Directed Verdict Axed In Non-Engle Appeal

saying Friday the verdict was improper because the expert testimony could support a conclusion that their cigarettes caused cancer. Plaintiff Karen Whitney had sued the tobacco giants, asserting negligence and strict liability claims, according to court
Law360
added Dec 8, 2014 12:47
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Laura Shamp

Although she hasn’t tried as many CVN Engle progeny cases as some our other featured attorneys, Laura Shamp carries a solid 66.7% winning percentage through her three years of CVN Engle experience. Notably, she secured the full award of damages in her f
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2014 15:41
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[Florida] Jury Awards Nearly $4.5 Million Plus Potential Punitives in Engle Progeny Suit Against RJR

Jurors awarded Helen Taylor more than $4 million in damages after finding that her history of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes was fueled by a nicotine addiction that caused her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral vascular disease. Helen
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 7, 2014 16:50
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