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[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms $13M Award Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

In a brief ruling, a three-judge Third District Court of Appeal panel rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s pleas to overturn the verdict and instead reversed the only post-trial relief the trial court had granted the tobacco giant, a new trial limited to
added Jun 29, 2017 04:55

[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53

[Georgia] 11th Circ. Backs RJ Reynolds Win In Age Discrimination Suit ($$)

panel on Tuesday backed the dismissal of an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. job applicant's age discrimination suit against the company, rejecting the Georgia man’s argument that his disparate treatment claim was timely.
added Jun 29, 2017 04:50

[California] RJR Unit’s Bid To Reverse $3.9M Wrongful Death Verdict Dims ($$)

the jury had found the cigarettes’ design was a key factor in a smoker’s death, casting doubt on the tobacco giant’s argument that federal law preempted...R.J. Reynolds is seeking to overturn a 2014 verdict finding that its subsidiary, Lorillard Tobacco..
added Jun 28, 2017 15:24
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Supreme Court Denies Cert In RJR Job Seeker’s Age Bias Suit ($$)

declined to hear a Georgia man’s appeal of an Eleventh Circuit ruling that said job applicants cannot sue employers for disparate impact under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act because they are not employees. The high court denied a petition for a
added Jun 29, 2017 02:28

Oklahoma Cigarette Fee Under Fire

Oklahoma’s “Smoking Cessation and Prevention Act of 2017” may be going up in smoke. Although Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) signed the act (SB 845) into law on May 31, the constitutionality of the law is being questioned in a pending lawsuit because o
Tax Foundation
added Jun 27, 2017 01:36

[Asia, India] LIC Thinks PIL Against Its Investments in Tobacco and ITC Is Frivolous

Kicking off a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) investments in tobacco majors such as Indian Tobacco Company Ltd (ITC), LIC told the Bombay high court on Friday that the petition was “frivolous,” an “abuse o
The Wire (in)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16

[Michigan] Clearing the air: Top court will look at hookah tobacco case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the months ahead. Among the issues: Whether the definition of "manufacturer" in Michigan law was clear enough to put Shami on notice.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 25, 2017 17:46

Michigan Supreme Court to look at hookah tobacco case

man who mixes his own tobacco for water pipes... State investigators accused Samer Shami of manufacturing tobacco without a license. A Wayne County judge threw out the charge, saying blending tobacco isn't the same as making it. But the state appeals cou
Detroit (MI) Free Press
added Jun 25, 2017 17:46

[Oklahoma] The not so hidden cost of tobacco addiction

These addictions are expected to decline, or at least become more affordable to beat, if a proposed $1.50 cigarette tax passes constitutional muster as part of the ongoing state Supreme Court challenge to the legislature-passed, governor-signed budget ag
Ardmore (OK) Daily Ardmoreite
added Jun 25, 2017 17:42
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