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Florida Panel Sides With Tobacco Plaintiff, Upholds $20 Million Award ($$)

rejected efforts by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to undo a $20 million punitive damage award issued by jurors to the widower of a smoker who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Alan Konzelman,
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Florida] Counsel For Widow Of Smoker Moves To Strike Notice Of Unavailability ($$)

counsel for a 76-year-old plaintiff who in February won $24 million in an Engle progeny suit requested a hearing date on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s renewed motion for a directed verdict “as soon as humanly possible” (Rosemarie Graffeo v. R.J. Reynolds To
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Kansas] Topeka Files Notice Of Appeal In Dispute Over Tobacco Age Restrictions ($$)

the city of Topeka. intends to appeal a March 22 holding by the Shawnee County District Court that struck down a city ordinance raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 (DWAGFYS Manufacturing Inc., et al. v. Topeka, No. 2018CV35, Kan.
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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FDA's Hand Can't Be Forced On 'Natural' Tobacco Labeling ($$)

dismissed a case challenging the [FDA]’s allowance of the word “natural” in the product packaging and labeling of Natural American Spirit cigarettes. The plaintiff lacked standing to sue under Article III, § 2, of the U.S. Constitution, which limits feder
Law360
added May 10, 2018 17:48
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JUUL E-Cigarettes a Rising Concern for Parents and School Teachers

its advertising campaign along with its design is attracting more teens to smoking. First, the company uses attractive nicotine-solution flavorings like “Fruit Medley” and “Crème Brulee,” which makes these e-cigarettes more appealing to teens. Second, t
The Legal Examiner
added May 10, 2018 17:25
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Why Minnesota's 1998 tobacco settlement was a game-changer

So if you were the lead attorneys in this case, and your work is now being used around the world, what would you have done for an encore? Lead attorneys Mike Ciresi and Roberta Walburn went right from their success in the courtroom to the community, whe
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 10, 2018 02:22
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NICOPURE LABS, LLC & RIGHT TO BE SMOKE FREE COALITION v. FDA: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CENTER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES (PDF)

I. REQUIRING PRE-APPROVAL OF REDUCED-RISK CLAIMS DOES NOT OFFEND THE FIRST AMENDMENT. / II. DISTRIBUTING FREE SAMPLES OF AN ADDICTIVE, TOXIC PRODUCT IS NOT EXPRESSIVE CONDUCT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added May 16, 2018 19:02
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Seeks To Undo Punitives In $11.5M Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday for a new trial in a case that resulted in an $11.5 million award for the relatives of a nurse who died of lung cancer, arguing that the instructions to the jury regarding how they could determine entitlement to pun
Law360
added May 10, 2018 17:49
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[Australia] WTO Official Expects Appeal to Landmark Tobacco Logo Case

expects countries will file an appeal in the landmark trade dispute over Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging rules. The WTO expects an appeal soon, Ujal Singh Bhatia, the chairman of the WTO appellate body, said in a speech published Tuesday on the body
Bloomberg News
added May 9, 2018 18:19
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[Florida] DAMIANO V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/10/18 –

plaintiffs claim defendants caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 9, 2018 02:03
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