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[Texas] Nightclubs file lawsuit to stop Arlington’s new smoking ban

The lawsuit, filed in state district court, seeks a temporary injunction, claiming that the ordinance in unconstitutional and “places a business-killing burden” on bars, while exempting other businesses such as bingo parlors and fraternal organizations.
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added May 27, 2017 19:29
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4th Circ. Won't Rethink RJ Reynolds Win In $50M ERISA Suit ($$)

said it would not review a panel decision upholding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s victory in an Employment Retirement Income Security Act class action alleging that the improper divestiture of Nabisco stock by the tobacco giant’s retirement plan following t
added May 27, 2017 23:29

[New York] Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

“A very significant award” was necessary because of the public health hazard posed by cigarettes and as a deterrent to future bad conduct, said Judge Katherine B. Forrest of Federal District Court in Manhattan. In her opinion, Judge Forrest wrote that th
New York Times
added May 27, 2017 17:45

[Nebraska] Judge: Tribes Must Follow Cigarette Trafficking Act’s Record-Keeping Regulations ($$)

The record-keeping provisions of the Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act (CCTA) applies to tribal entities for tobacco sales on as well as off the reservation, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled May 24 (Ho-Chunk, Inc., et al. v. Jeff Sessions, i
Lexis Nexis
added May 27, 2017 17:26

[New York] Federal Judge Orders UPS To Pay More Than $240M For Shipping Untaxed Cigarettes ($$)

after finding in March that UPS knowingly shipped cigarettes to unauthorized sellers and on behalf of those sellers to residents in New York (
Lexis Nexis
added May 27, 2017 17:18

[New York] Judge: UPS Must Pay $247M to NYC and State in Cigarette Case

Forrest handed down the penalty after finding the company liable in a civil case in federal court in Manhattan in March, saying the company ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations,
AP - Associated Press
added May 27, 2017 01:21

[Michigan] Conflict arises regarding Tobacco 21

However, a lawsuit by a local oil company has delayed the enforcement of the new ordinance. The lawsuit argues the legislation, which was approved by Genesee County Board of Commissioners Feb. 14, is in direct conflict with the Age of Majority Act, which
Burton (MI) View
added May 26, 2017 12:51

Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

in which a woman claimed that a tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her husband, which led to his lung cancer and death, because the judge gave contradictory jury instructions that may confuse the jury (Lorraine Olson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 21:11

Tribal Cigarette Distributor Can't Skirt Recordkeeping Rules ($$)

judge held Wednesday that Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act record keeping requirements apply to Native American entities, a blow for a group of tribally-owned cigarette distributors that sought a declaration that they do not have to comply with the r
added May 25, 2017 21:08

[Florida] Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Former Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

$1.3 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $2.4 million in the suit where she claimed that the misinformation spread about the harmfulness and addictive nature of cigarettes by a tobacco company led to her lung cancer (Linda Martin v. P
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 00:19
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