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[Florida] BEAN V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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E-Cigarettes: Firebombs In Your Face

Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of e-cigarettes because the lithium-ion batteries in the devices have been known to explode during normal operation and during the charging of the batteries, causing severe burns to users and property da
Ring Of Fire Network
added Apr 10, 2017 16:03
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Rhode Island settles in principle with tobacco companies in MSA dispute

As a result of Kilmartin’s recent settlement, Rhode Island will receive $10 million this fiscal year and the state’s tobacco bondholders will receive $40 million. "Not only does this settlement resolve significant risk for both the bond holders and t
Legal NewsLine
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: NOTICE OF AMICUS CURIAE CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS IN RESPONSE TO THE COURT’S NOTICE TO PARTIES

Lawyers with the law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, have been representing Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health and medical organizations in connection with amicus curiae briefs either filed, or to be filed, in various lawsuits challenging FDA’s deemi
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 6, 2017 03:41
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[Africa, Uganda] Government defends law regulating tobacco consumption as civil society joins fight

In its main petition before court, BAT contends that the Tobacco Control Act has the effect of unjustifiably singling out the tobacco industry for discriminative treatment and amounts to a ban on right to trade and consume a legal product, which contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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5 Takeaways As Trump's FDA Pick Hits Capitol Hill ($$)

Senators also prodded Gottlieb — a doctor, writer, businessman and FDA official during the George W. Bush administration — on...regulation of electronic cigarettes...
Law360
added Apr 6, 2017 02:35
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[Illinois] Things may get even worse for ‘Fast Eddie’ Vrdolyak, lawyers hint

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak, 79, last November with a 19-page federal indictment that outlined his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vr
Chicago Sun-Times
added Apr 6, 2017 02:03
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Legal Update spring 2017 (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

This Legal Update highlights the disproportionate impact of tobacco use on vulnerable populations, including individuals suffering from behavioral health and substance use disorders, low socio- economic populations, and other groups. We include news
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:45
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Amy Moritz Ridenour, Conservative Think Tank Founder, Dies at 57

through her commentary online, in print and on television and through her think tank, Mrs. Ridenour kept ...challenging lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers on the grounds that regulating smoking was a job for legislatures rather than judges, and crit
New York Times
added Apr 5, 2017 09:53
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[Pennsylvania] Vape Shop’s Tax Case Should Be Tossed, Pa. Tells Court ($$)

Pennsylvania on Monday pressed a federal court judge to toss a Harrisburg vape shop’s suit over a newly implemented state tax on “unsavory inventory,” including e-cigarettes, contending that the store hasn’t shown it has suffered damages and should use an
Law360
added Apr 6, 2017 20:53
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