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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $15 Million Tobacco Verdict for Smokers Widow; Attorney: Hillsboro County Jurys $12 Million in Punitive Damages Signals Disgust for Deceptive Practices

Jurors found that Johnny Lima, who was 60 when he died in 1994, was addicted to R.J. Reynolds’ cigarettes containing nicotine. Lima left behind his wife, a son and three daughters, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. “Mr. Lima’s story is another in t
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Apr 26, 2017 17:00
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[Florida] Jury Awards $15 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

awarded the widow of a smoker in a tobacco suit a total of $12 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award against a tobacco company to $15 million (Mary Lima v. R.J. Reynolds, et al
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 26, 2017 12:48
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[Asia, India] Government investment in the tobacco industry promotes use, says Sumitra Pednekar

Sumitra Pednekar lost her husband Satish Pednekar, who was Maharashtra’s former home and labour minister to oral cancer in 2011, and has questioned the government’s contrarian policy on tobacco. She has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay H
DNA India (in)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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USA v. PHILIP MORRIS, et. al.: Opinion for the Court filed by Senior Circuit Judge SENTELLE. (PDF)

we see no reason why extensive proceedings will be required in the district court. With the minor revisions mandated in this opinion, the district court can simply issue an order requiring the corrected statements remedy to go forward.
US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
added Apr 26, 2017 02:32
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WIPR survey: IP sector fighting losing battle against plain packaging

WIPR asked: “The UK Supreme Court refused to allow an appeal from the tobacco industry, in a final domestic decision on plain packaging. Is the IP sector fighting a losing battle against standardised packaging?”
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added Apr 25, 2017 16:23
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[Florida] LAWRENCE V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer's concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 25, 2017 02:29
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco’s ill effects surpass terrorists’ threats

[BAT's] Kenyan subsidiary filed a High court civil suit claiming that Kenya’s Tobacco Control regulations were unconstitutional. The court ruled in favour of health... These same provisions are in Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act of 2015. The court of appeal
The Observer (ug)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money ($$)

Revenues for U.S. tobacco companies hit $117 billion in 2016, up from $78 billion in 2001. How the industry succeeded despite lawsuits, rising taxes and declining smoking rates.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 24, 2017 14:19
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[Florida] Tampa jury awards widow of chain smoker $15 million in big tobacco lawsuit

The jurors concluded Mary Lima should be compensated after her husband, Johnny Lima died at age 60 from a smoking-related illness caused by his nicotine addiction. Lima, a grocer and restaurateur in the Tampa area, started smoking two packs a day in the
WFLA TV (Tampa, FL)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:40
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[Florida] $3M, Plus Potential Punitives, Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:27
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