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[Canada] National Bank avoiding cannabis partly due to concerns over potential tobacco-style lawsuits

“There’s significant risks of class-action lawsuits with respect to the cannabis industry,” said chief executive Louis Vachon during the bank’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday. “The tobacco industry operated for 50 years without class action. I
Financial Post (ca)
added Apr 21, 2018 02:02
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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] Multimillion-dollar tobacco verdict upheld

A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict...in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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Missouri Talc Decision Could Signal Mass Tort Sea Change ($$)

found that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over Johnson & Johnson for the claims filed by Jacqueline Fox. ... — from asbestos and silica claims to tobacco, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation &mdash...
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 23:34
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $634,201 Engle Progeny Judgment ($$)

affirmed a final judgement in an Engle progeny action after finding that a trial court did not err in reducing the final judgment in the suit in which a man claimed that he developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Patrick O. Griffin v. Phil
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 19, 2018 19:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Can't Slash Smoker's Award, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

Eleventh Circuit said Tuesday it wouldn’t slash a $634,201 jury verdict to a Philip Morris smoker who underwent a lung transplant, saying a lower court didn’t err by not reducing the award to reflect a Veterans Affairs discount the hospital received for h
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:44
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[Florida] DOLORES BALABAN, Petitioner, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondents: ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING AND MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION PER CURIAM (PDF)

We grant respondents’ motions for rehearing... An evidentiary hearing is required in this case to examine the matters dealt with by Attorney Lima during his tenure at the Ferraro firm and the depth of his involvement. Disqualification of the Ferraro fir
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 17:24
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[Florida] Fla. Court Wants Hearing On Engle Firm Conflict Questions ($$)

Two tobacco giants will get another shot at addressing alleged conflicts at a plaintiffs firm handling Engle progeny cases that hired a lawyer who had previously done related work for one of the companies, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Fourt
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:19
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Factual text and emotional pictures: overcoming a false dichotomy of cigarette warning labels [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings contradict courts’ conclusions that pictorial messages are emotional and not factual. Pictorial labels are rated as informative and factual, textual labels evoke emotion, and emotionality and informativeness are strongly correlated. These fin
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:11
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UNTANGLING THE PREEMPTION DOCTRINE IN TOBACCO CONTROL (PDF)

Courts have generally recognized two types of implied preemption: (i) field preemption, where a law so thoroughly occupies a legislative field that it would be reasonable to infer that the legislature left no room for the lower government to supple-
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Apr 19, 2018 16:28
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