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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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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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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Coughing at WTO's ruling

While other health-conscious nations push for tobacco control, Indonesia defends the industry’s interests on the pretext of protecting the 6 million people who make a living from the commodity — an excuse that countries like Thailand have proven to be la
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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Study Shows E-Cigarette Vapor May Increase Risk of Pneumonia

The study was published in the European Respiratory Journal, and found that e-cigarette vapor may increase the risk of pneumonia infections. This is in addition to the other dangers found in previous studies, including risks associated with the other che
The Legal Examiner
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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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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[Asia, India] PICTORIAL WARNING: TOBACCO COMPANIES FIGHT NOTIFICATION IN SC

industry objected to a petition challenging a new central government notification on mandatory pictorial warnings on tobacco products and asked the Supreme Court whether it would be better to completely ban tobacco rather than stifle the industry with all
Times of India
added Jul 17, 2018 23:19
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[Canada, USA] U.S. Border Officials Might Already Know All About Your Cannabis Use

A challenge to an application for disclosure of evidence in a tobacco company lawsuit might put the brakes on the United States having access to this information as it related to lawful cannabis....the tobacco companies sought production of health care re
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 17, 2018 21:06
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[Florida] DAVID CANTA, et al., Petitioners, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al., Respondents: PETITIONERS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

Third District’s opinion will strike at the heart of one of the most important associational rights of over 100 Engle-progeny plaintiffs...will significantly delay the adjudication of all of those lawsuits—no doubt the true motive underlying PM’s disquali
Amazon CloudFront
added Jul 17, 2018 02:51
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Citing Schoeff, Florida Panel Orders $37.5 Million Tobacco Verdict Reinstated ($$)

ourt of Appeal on July 11 directed a trial court to reinstate the full $37.5 million award rendered by jurors following a third trial in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Schoeff v.
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 16, 2018 15:24
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