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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that the U.S. Surgeon’s report was hearsay and should not have been admitted to evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. John McCoy, No. 4D16-259, Fla. App. 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 15:03
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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

und that a U.S. surgeon general’s report that was admitted to the jury during an Engle progeny suit was hearsay and should not have been admitted as evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 14:59
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Seeks Supreme Court Review Of $13 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

saying the court should review the case because “relieving plaintiffs of the burden of establishing essential elements of their tort claims violates due process” (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Vivian Turner, No. 17-638, U.S. Sup., 2017 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs L
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 9, 2017 21:04
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[Florida] Reynolds, Lorillard and Phillip Morris get new trial in appellate decision tied to surgeon general's warning

What makes Monday's appeals court ruling noteworthy is the defendants' success in getting the three-judge appeals court panel to agree that the U.S. Surgeon General's warning on cigarettes "was erroneously admitted into evidence and improperly used to bo
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Nov 9, 2017 20:56
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[UK] COUGH UP Smoker slapped with £1,160 bill after dropping a single cigarette butt

And after the doctor's appeal on grounds he was littering was rejected this week at Chester Crown Court, the judge added another £120 to his overall fine. Cllr Janet Clowes, from Chester East Council, said: "While this may seem like a large fine for dro
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:01
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[Ohio] Asbestos Law Mandates Medical Expert Weigh In On ‘Smoker’ Status, Company Says ($$)

The law clearly requires those bringing asbestos-related lung cancer claims to submit a medical expert’s opinion regarding whether the plaintiff qualifies as a smoker of tobacco products, language intended to prioritize asbestos lung cancer claims and ins
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 9, 2017 05:05
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY; and PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellants, v. JOHN MCCOY, As Personal Representative of The Estate of GLODINE MCCOY, Appellee. (PDF)

As we recently concluded in Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Pollari, No. 4D16-334 (Fla. 4th DCA Aug. 30, 2017), the Reports are hearsay that are inadmissible as public records or adoptive admissions and may not be used to bolster the opinions of testifying
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Nov 9, 2017 04:25
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Smoker's $10.5M Verdict, Citing Hearsay ($$)

finding that the widower who brought the suit had improperly relied on the Surgeon General’s reports, which it considers hearsay, and remanded the case for a new trial. Both sides — plaintiff John McCoy and tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and
Law360
added Nov 9, 2017 04:20
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NJOY Asset Buyers Must Turn Over Docs To Ch. 7 Trustee ($$)

Buyers behind a $30 million purchase of e-cigarette maker NJOY's assets after it declared bankruptcy will now have to answer to its Chapter 7 trustee, who's seeking information for possible lawsuits over preferential transfers and breaches of fiduciary du
Law360
added Nov 7, 2017 22:36
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[India] A proxy on your house

India is embroiled in a different sort of proxy fight. ITC, the $50 billion conglomerate behind WelcomHotels and Gold Flake cigarettes, alleges that Institutional Investor Advisory Services defamed it by knocking the board and the chairman’s pay package,
breakingviews
added Nov 7, 2017 19:51
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