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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant-Petitioner, v. PAUL R. LARKIN, JR., AND CARYN O. NEWBORN, as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carole A. Larkin: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court should grant review to overturn the Third District’s naked defiance of Aubin’s square holding and ensure that Florida courts abide by that decision’s explicit rejection of the “reasonable alternative design” test.
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 10, 2017 03:20
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2 declined to hear arguments on an Engle progeny suit in which a Florida appellate panel vacated $54 million in punitive damages (Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-1507, U.S. Sup.).
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] RJR Takes $13M Product Liability Appeal To Fla. High Court ($$)

has urged the Florida Supreme Court to review an order that affirmed a $13.5 million jury verdict for a deceased smoker's family, calling a state appeals court's ruling regarding jury instructions for product liability claims a “naked defiance” of the hig
Law360
added Oct 5, 2017 18:20
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[Australia, Uruguay] Novel Investment Support Program May Help With Asymmetry

program launched last month at the United Nations that will provide pro bono on-demand legal and professional assistance to the world's poorest countries...... against Australia and Uruguay over tobacco packaging regulations, both of which were recently d
Law360
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Australia] Ban smoking for under-21s: Andrew Forrest

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch legal action against tobacco firms as part of a campaign to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Mr Forrest will seek billions in compensation for the damage caused by smo
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:56
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[Australia, Canada] Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest plotting 'assault' on the tobacco industry

Suing big tobacco for the costs of smoking-related illnesses is on the radar of an organisation set up by billionaire iron ore magnate and philanthropist Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. The $75-million Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), funded by Mr Forrest an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 16:45
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[France, Illinois] Magistrate Judge Orders Rolling Paper Documents To Be Turned Over For Discovery

ordered a tobacco company to produce documents regarding the design of its rolling papers that are in the possession of one of its French subsidiaries in a trademark infringement countersuit after finding that French law does not entirely preempt the comp
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2017 23:40
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Man Tells Ohio High Court Expert Testimony Meets Causation Standard

An expert’s testimony that asbestos and tobacco use both substantially contributed to a man’s lung cancer easily meets Ohio’s causation standard and does not require review, a man argues to the Ohio Supreme Court in a Sept. 27 brief (Kevin E. Howell v. Co
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2017 23:39
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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes ($$)

held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump state regulations in this case.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38
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[Canada] Billionaire Andrew Forrest to Fund Anti-Smoking Suits, Australian Says

The Australian billionaire, through his Minderoo Foundation, is seeking legal advice on whether it is feasible to take action similar to a landmark Canadian case that saw a judge order three tobacco companies to pay A$15.6 billion ($12.2 billion) in damag
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2017 16:42
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