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Tobacco companies sue to block Oklahoma's new cigarette fee

If the Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down the fee, the result could be an instant multimillion-dollar hole in the state budget lawmakers adopted last month. In a brief filed Wednesday, R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued that the fee
The Oklahoman
added Jun 9, 2017 12:36
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[New York] MORRIS: Smoking Bans Can Be Enforced Even Without a Smoking Gun

“The decision should not be taken to indicate that cooperatives and condominiums are off the hook for secondhand smoke claims,” the law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell stated. “[They] may still risk significant liability if they do not ban or strictly regu
Habitat Magazine
added Jun 9, 2017 12:20
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Oklahoma City Tobacco companies suing Oklahoma to block new cigarette fee

to block the new cigarette fee passed in Oklahoma. ...R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued the fee is unconstitutional....The State passed a bill to add a $1.50 fee to a pack of cigarettes as part of the budget deal.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 8, 2017 18:23
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[New York] Members And Associates Of Russian Crime Syndicate Arrested For Racketeering, Extortion, Robbery, Murder-For-Hire Conspiracy, Fraud, Narcotics, And Firearms Offenses

ALEX FISHMAN, STEVEN FISHMAN, and MELNYK are charged in the Fishman Indictment with conspiring to transport and sell contraband cigarettes in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:12
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[Florida] FDA Targeted Over American Spirit 'Natural' Cigarette Deal ($$)

A Florida man who is leading a consumer suit claiming Natural American Spirit deceptively marketed its cigarettes has now sued the [FDA] for allegedly not following procedure in crafting a deal that would let the brand continue using the term “natural.”
Law360
added Jun 8, 2017 03:58
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[Florida] Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Contractor's Deadly Cancer, as Trial Against Philip Morris Begins

Attorneys Tuesday battled over what led a building contractor to smoke up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years and what ultimately caused the lung cancer that killed him, as trial began in his widow’s suit against Philip Morris. Freem
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:24
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[Florida] GAY V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 7, 2017 01:54
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[Michigan] Interest groups foot county's legal bill in fight over raising tobacco age

Outside interest groups will foot the bill for Genesee County to hire a private attorney to defend hiking the county's tobacco-buying age to 21. In a meeting in late May, Genesee County Commissioners voted to retain Washington D.C.-based law firm Gupta W
Michigan Live
added Jun 7, 2017 01:44
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[California] DENNEY: Knowing what works

Suing someone who makes fun of the idiocy of putting ashtrays in a smokefree area....When CEAC and the City of Berkeley want to get serious...health advocates who have radically changed the world despite tremendous odds and Big Tobacco stand ready to help
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Jun 7, 2017 01:41
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R.J. Reynolds Opposes Petitioner Seeking High Court Review Of ADEA Ruling

to review a split en banc 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a job applicant who claims that he was unsuccessful in attaining employment due to the employer’s refusal to hire individuals based on age may sue for disparate treatment but not dis
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 6, 2017 19:21
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