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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. PHIL J. MAROTTA, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

We therefore rephrase the certified question as follows to eliminate the suggestion that the Engle Phase I findings were based on the mere sale of cigarettes: WHETHER FEDERAL LAW IMPLICITLY PREEMPTS STATE LAW TORT CLAIMS OF STRICT LIABILITY AND NEGL
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 11, 2017 15:29
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Claims Not Preempted, Fla. High Court Says ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs from bringing strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco companies, dealing another blow to the companies fighting the smokers' suits.
Law360
added Apr 7, 2017 18:55
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:38
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43
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[Japan] British American Tobacco's $49B Reynolds Buy Gets Go-Ahead ($$)

Japanese authorities granted the transaction unconditional approval, Reynolds said in a statement. The clearance was the last remaining antitrust hurdle to consummate the deal after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission assented to the takeover, the company
Law360
added Apr 6, 2017 19:05
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[Florida] BEAN V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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E-Cigarettes: Firebombs In Your Face

Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of e-cigarettes because the lithium-ion batteries in the devices have been known to explode during normal operation and during the charging of the batteries, causing severe burns to users and property da
Ring Of Fire Network
added Apr 10, 2017 16:03
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Rhode Island settles in principle with tobacco companies in MSA dispute

As a result of Kilmartin’s recent settlement, Rhode Island will receive $10 million this fiscal year and the state’s tobacco bondholders will receive $40 million. "Not only does this settlement resolve significant risk for both the bond holders and t
Legal NewsLine
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: NOTICE OF AMICUS CURIAE CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS IN RESPONSE TO THE COURT’S NOTICE TO PARTIES

Lawyers with the law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, have been representing Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health and medical organizations in connection with amicus curiae briefs either filed, or to be filed, in various lawsuits challenging FDA’s deemi
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 6, 2017 03:41
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[Africa, Uganda] Government defends law regulating tobacco consumption as civil society joins fight

In its main petition before court, BAT contends that the Tobacco Control Act has the effect of unjustifiably singling out the tobacco industry for discriminative treatment and amounts to a ban on right to trade and consume a legal product, which contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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