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[Belgium, Europe, Malta, Sweden] Updated | Recording of Zammit requesting bribe published, Dalli hits out at Kessler

A Swedish newspaper has published the recording of John Dalli’s former canvasser Silvio Zammit, soliciting a €10 million bribe from a tobacco lobbyist. Zammit, charged with requesting a €60 million in bribes from Swedish company Swedish Match and the Eur
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 26, 2017 17:52
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[Ohio] Dad sues North Canton Schools over son’s football suspension

A Stark County Common Pleas judge could decide this week whether a Hoover High School football player is eligible to play for the rest of the season after he violated North Canton City Schools’ rules against tobacco use.
Canton (OH) Repository
added Oct 26, 2017 17:26
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Must Pay Fees In $10.5M Case, Fla. Court Says ($$)

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said John McCoy, whose wife Glodine McCoy died of smoking-related lung cancer, is entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees because his service by mail of a settlement offer to Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds
Law360
added Oct 26, 2017 05:14
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[Florida] JOHN MCCOY, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et. al., Appellees.

We reverse the circuit court’s order denying a motion for attorney’s fees based upon a 2014 proposal for settlement under section 768.79, Florida Statutes (2015).1
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 26, 2017 05:08
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[Florida] Jacksonville attorneys hit with $9M in sanctions in tobacco case

In the 148-page order, the judges said Charlie Farah and Norwood Wilner filed 1,250 complaints... Daniel Bean, a partner at the Holland & Knight firm who represents both attorneys, provided the following statement to News4JAX in response to the judge’s o
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:29
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[Florida] $36M Total Verdict, Largest CVN-Covered Engle Award So Far in '17, Smacks Tobacco Cos. in Lung Cancer Trial

verdicts totaling $36 million to the family of a smoker who died from lung cancer they claim was caused by a sweeping conspiracy to hide the dangers of cigarettes. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA052862. The award includes $12 million in compensatory da
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:51
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[Florida] Kelley/Uustal Wins $5.3M Verdict in Rare Non-Engle Tobacco Case

“She started smoking after warnings were on the packs,” said Kelley/Uustal partner Eric Rosen... “But the the conspiracy to cast doubt and controversy over whether smoking was harmful and addictive that the cigarette companies created in the 1950s was ong
Law.com
added Oct 24, 2017 13:43
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[Connecticut] Trial to begin in Bridgeport against Philip Morris in smoker’s death

The Bifolck case was one of two Connecticut Supreme Court decisions last year that considered the CPLA in the design-defect context related to cigarettes. In the other, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the court ruled that a “modified consumer exp
Westfair Business Publications Online
added Oct 23, 2017 23:19
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[Florida] 2 law firms sanctioned $9.1M for 'immense waste of judicial resources' in tobacco litigation

The law firms “are held to account for the immense waste of judicial resources and contempt shown for the judicial process occasioned by maintaining over a thousand non-viable claims,” the order says. “Counsel evinced a conscious disregard of their profe
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:15
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[Connecticut] Trial to begin against Philip Morris in death of Vernon smoker

over Vernon resident Jeanette Bifolck’s death in 2000 is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Bridgeport... died after having smoked Marlboro and Marlboro Lights since the early 1970s. She was 42 years old....cites the Connecticut Product Liabili
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 23, 2017 18:56
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