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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million in Man’s Death

An appeals court Wednesday ordered cigarette makers Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay a full $1.5 million in damages in the death of a longtime smoker. A Broward County jury in 2015 awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Nov 23, 2017 02:26
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[Kansas] 11 speak in favor, 1 against banning tobacco sales to adults ages 18 to 20 in Topeka

“There’s no downside to it,” Archer said of the proposed move. “There’s just upside. It will stop kids from smoking.” The governing body also heard one person — Spencer Duncan, who ran unsuccessfully Nov. 7 for Topeka mayor — speak against the proposal,
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hit With $1.3M Verdict at Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer Death

Florida jurors awarded nearly $1.3 million to the widow of a Marine Corps veteran for the role they found R.J. Reynolds and its cigarettes played in his death. Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL. The award includes $930,000 in punitive damages
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:32
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[Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... Activists in nine countries are now working on similar cases, according to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, a lawyer at Action on Smoking
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 11:59
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 11/17-11/20/17

Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 12, 2017 02:02
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6234: ORDER #74 – REMAND

FURTHER ORDERED that on or before December 15, 2017, the parties shall submit an agreed upon (Proposed) Second Superseding Consent Order for Websites and Onserts or, failing that, provide a further status report to the Court specifying the particular mat
Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 12, 2017 01:47
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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco companies could be sued for billions in healthcare costs, experts warn

Canadian provincial governments have launched several successful lawsuits against tobacco giants in recent years, and experts suggest Australia should follow Canada's lead. Smoking rates in Australia have fallen dramatically, but it still kills an estim
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:43
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Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, three health researchers have argued that launching multi-billion-dollar lawsuits should be the next tactic used here to drive down smoking rates, considering the country's recent success in defending its plai
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:40
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