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[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

but the judge overseeing the case immediately threw out the jury's finding that punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were warranted, saying that the evidence didn't...
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:31
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[Florida] Boynton man loses legal fight against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

A 70-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man this week lost a legal battle to get cigarette giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay for health problems he suffers after decades of smoking. In a verdict this week, a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury rejected
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 9, 2016 16:55
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Some Arkansas smokers are in for some cash

Philip Morris has reached a $45 million settlement with the state, which charged the company deceptively marketed the cigarettes as healthier than regular cigarettes. Philip Morris denied any wrongdoing, and the court did not decide who is right.
Consumer Affairs
added Sep 7, 2016 15:22
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[Florida] "No Doubt:" In Trial Against RJR, Dr. Says Train Engineer's Smoking, Not Job, Caused COPD

A Harvard pulmonologist testified this week he has "no doubt in his mind" that a former railroad worker who was a 3-pack-a-day smoker now suffers from emphysema because of his 30-year smoking history, rather than exposure to locomotive fumes, as trial con
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2016 21:35
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[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:11
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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[Canada] ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR v TOBACCO: STATEMENT OF DEFENCE OF THE DEFENDANT ALTRIA GROUP, INC. (PDF)

Altria admits only that: cigarettes contain tobacco and nicotine occurs naturally in tobacco; nicotine, as found in cigarette smoke, has pharmacological effects; and nicotine in cigarette smoke is addictive and cigarette smoking is addictive. Altria f
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
added Aug 14, 2016 18:21
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[Canada] Defence documents from Newfoundland and Alberta

Another pleasant gift was received this month. This time they were the statements of defence related to the cost-recovery actions in Newfoundland and Alberta. The Alberta documents were filed in March -- the Newfoundland ones in May -- a little more than
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 14, 2016 18:15
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CICELSKI: FDA Claims Jurisdiction Over All Tobacco Products ($$)

The parties subject to these new regulations should be sure to familiarize themselves with the rule’s requirements... broadcast stations and other media outlets should now become even more vigilant in vetting such advertisements prior to their release.
Law360
added Aug 5, 2016 20:23
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[Florida] Jury rules against cigarette company in $18 million verdict

argued that any current marketing by R.J. Reynolds is subject to FDA approval. "They are now closely watched and heavily regulated," Geise said. "Reynolds is now making a product that helps people stop smoking."...current management at Reynolds had nothi
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added May 18, 2016 07:17
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