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'We Are Outraged': This South Florida Firm is Winning Millions of Dollars Against Big Tobacco

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices has been in trial since May 14, working on all three back-to-back cases. The cases are among thousands of similar suits emanating from a 2016 Florida Supreme Court ruling that overturned a $145 billion verdict
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2018 16:05
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Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging

Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its “plain” packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday....The other plaintiffs - Cuba, Dominican Republic and Indonesia - have not yet said whether they pla
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2018 20:32
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Veteran sues Paterson Housing Authority alleging reverse racism, seeks $15 million damages

Christopher Delorenze, a veteran, claims he had been complaining about other tenants smoking outside, beneath his apartment window exposing him to secondhand smoke. When he complained to Pennrose, the management company for Freedom Village, he claims he
Paterson (NJ) Times
added Jul 20, 2018 02:43
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[Florida] After Three Back-to-Back Trials, Tobacco Companies Forced to Pay Millions to Families

Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. has secured victories for three families who lost loved ones to smoking. The legal marathon began back in May with the Schlesinger team working relentlessly for two months, putting in thousands of hours of work to get the bes
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Jul 20, 2018 02:01
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[New York] Court of Appeals – Cigarette tax: White, et al. v. Schneiderman, et al. ($$)

The plaintiffs assert that the enforcement of Section 471 of the Tax law, which imposes requirements on indian retailers located on reservation land to pre-pay tax on cigarette sales to individuals who are not members of ...
Rochester (NY) Daily Record
added Jul 19, 2018 15:06
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Tobacco lawsuit defence set back by Supreme Court of Canada

both the B.C. Supreme Court and appeal court had argued the documents sought by Philip Morris are “highly relevant” to the lawsuit and that restrictions on what data can be disclosed to the defence are “inherently unfair.” But those courts “erred by allo
Canadian Underwriter (ca)
added Jul 18, 2018 22:47
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Claims Against Loose Leaf Tobacco Manufacturer Partly Dismissed In Pennsylvania ($$)

For reasons “largely described” in his May decision dismissing allegations of fraudulent concealment and conspiracy to conceal against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ITG Brands LLC, a Pennsylvania federal judge on June 26 granted a re
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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[Ohio] 6th Circuit delivers a lovely gift to class action plaintiffs. Will it stand?

In a footnote in 1996’s Castano v. American Tobacco, the 5th Circuit said the limited issue clause doesn’t allow class plaintiffs to sidestep the predominance requirement. “A district court cannot manufacture predominance through the nimble use of subdiv
Reuters
added Jul 18, 2018 14:22
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Plaintiff Prevails In Florida Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds ($$)

rendered a punitive damages verdict of $2.9 million on July 16, adding to the $3 million it already awarded a lung cancer widower on June 30 (Myron Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 08-80000 (19), Fla. Cir., Broward Co., 17th Jud. Dist.
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2018 01:39
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Awards $3M In Punitive Damages In Smoking Death ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds were hit with a total of almost $3 million in punitive damages on Monday in the case of a deceased Florida woman who had smoked for decades, including at work in medical settings, bringing the total award in the case to ove
Law360
added Jul 18, 2018 00:58
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