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[Florida, Michigan] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendants/Appellants, vs. MARY HOWLES, Plaintiff/Appellee: APPELLEE’S ANSWER BRIEF (PDF)

A. Defendants Seriously Misstate and Ignore the Evidence Which Supported the Jury’s Compensatory Damage Award. PM and RJR state the compensatory damage award in this case is “grossly excessive” because it was more than “necessary” to compensate M
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 7, 2018 04:21
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case ($$)

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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[California, Florida] Cigarette Companies See Lawsuits Over Mesothelioma and Cancer From Asbestos in Filters

In the last few months, two major legal decisions have put cigarette companies and their role in smokers’ mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer into sharp focus.
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 23, 2017 00:38
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[Argentina, Delaware] Del. Court Grapples With Forum In Argentine Toxic Tort Suit ($$)

Supreme Court wrestled with questions of forum Wednesday as attorneys for Argentine tobacco farmers argued that the dismissal of their toxic tort cases against tobacco companies, which had claimed Delaware was an "inconvenient forum,"...involved six conso
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:48
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It's On Plaintiffs To Prove No Scientific Substantiation ($$)

The purpose of this article is to focus on one very important aspect of the false advertising case: scientific substantiation. Historically, plaintiffs rest false advertising claims upon allegations that marketing claims are unsubstantiated and not suppo
Law360
added Sep 20, 2017 17:41
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Francisco confirmed as solicitor general

By a vote of 50-47 that broke down almost completely on party lines, the Senate today confirmed Noel Francisco to serve as the solicitor general, the government’s top lawyer in the Supreme Court. ...
SCOTUSBlog
added Sep 27, 2017 22:11
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[Florida] GENTILE V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

UPCOMING Trial 09/25/17 – . . . plaintiff claims defendants caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 18, 2017 23:34
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[Asia, India] Costs of tobacco outweigh Centre’s total spend in health sector! Does it have a plan to deal with this?

Powerful tobacco lobbies have ensured, over the past few months, the government has taken action against two bodies—FCRA clearances were revoked for the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and a Michael Bloomberg charity—that have worked on effectiv
Financial Express (in)
added Sep 18, 2017 15:12
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[Australia] EU's uphill battle to create a multilateral investment court ($$)

companies such as Philip Morris - with its challenge to Australia's plain packaging laws for tobacco - have done an even better job of bolstering the sceptics' case by using obscure investment treaties to challenge national regulations.
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 18, 2017 13:50
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Kentucky lawsuit alleges West Virginia governor’s companies took part in fraud

The new complaint relates to an earlier one filed in 2012. In that one, New London Tobacco Market and Fivemile Energy argued they had leased coal in Breathitt County to Kentucky Fuel and that the company did not carry out the contract terms.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Sep 17, 2017 19:38
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