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New York’s Tribal Cigarette Tax Ruling Heads To High Court ($$)

U.S. Supreme Court intervention is needed to correct a New York appeals court’s decision allowing the state to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on an Indian reservation to nontribal members because the ruling goes against state law and an 1842 treaty, a
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Florida] Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

Florida ruled in favor of Searcy and awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in total punitive damages. On appeal, the tobacco companies argued the the lower court infringed on its Seventh Amendment rights and due process when the cour
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Sep 14, 2018 01:35
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Philip Morris Win In Engle Case ($$)

do not need to show they were both a resident and a citizen of Florida when they got sick to belong to the original Engle class...said smokers and their representatives suing tobacco companies do not need to show that the smoker was both a resident and a
Law360
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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Rare Asbestos-Tobacco Trial Opens In Massachusetts ($$)

A Boston jury on Sept. 7 heard opening arguments in a rare lung cancer trial involving tobacco and asbestos defendants (Louis Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, USA, et al., No. 1581CV05255, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL AVAILABLE
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Kansas] Judge: Suit Against Railway Passenger Car Company Survives Preemption ($$)

a daughter’s suit alleging that her father contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos may proceed, a federal judge in Kansas held Sept. 10 (Nancy Little, et al. v. The Budd Co., No. 16-4170, D. Kan.).
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:01
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Arkansas Supreme Court to decide fate of constitutional limit on lawsuits

In the 1980s, Big Tobacco and other corporations that faced class action lawsuits over dangerous products launched the tort reform movement... The Koch brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and health care interests joined in the push for limiting lawsu
Facing South (The Institute for Southern Studies)
added Sep 13, 2018 14:06
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[Massachusetts] Heavy Smoking And Asbestos Brake Dust Blamed For Man’s Death At Lung Cancer Trial

- A Massachusetts state court jury heard opening statements on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a mechanic who died of lung cancer allegedly caused by years of heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos-containing brake dust.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favor of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control. Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic had t
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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[Israel] State Seeks Further Delay on Taxation of Loose Tobacco

in the latest twist on the ongoing saga, the state has asked for another delay. The court got involved after anti-smoking groups filed a petition demanding that the tax rate for loose tobacco be raised to the same level as that of cigarettes. The Finance
Hamodia - The Daily Newspaper for Torah Jewry
added Sep 12, 2018 19:52
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