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[New York] Queens mother, disabled daughter not evicted over landlord's 'meritless' lawsuit

Jovic had accused Blue of smoking marijuana and cigarettes. Blue insisted she only used tobacco — never pot — and exhaled out the window with a fan blowing....decision said there were no rules or lease provisions against smoking.
New York Daily News
added Aug 15, 2017 18:27
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects $1.50 per pack smoking-cessation fee

The approval of the $1.50 per pack increase was fought in Oklahoma state court by Reynolds American Inc., Philip Morris USA and several convenience stores, wholesalers and smokers. The law was set to go into effect in late August.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 14, 2017 15:13
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TOBACCO v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA: APPLICATION TO ASSUME ORIGINAL ,JURISDICTION AND PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND WRITS OF PROHIBITION AND/OR MANDAMUS (PDF)

DECLARATORY RELIEF GRANTED. SECTIONS 2, 7, 8, AND 9 OF SB 845 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Combs, C.J., Gurich, V.C.J., Kauger, Winchester, Edmondson, Rei±: and Wyrick, JJ., concur. Watt and Colbert, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
TownNews.com
added Aug 13, 2017 02:59
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[Canada] Editorial: Tobacco lawsuit still drags on

In part, this was due to the work of whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand... In any event, if the province is right, while this trial meandered along, a whole new generation of smokers was recruited by shameless industry tactics. That is unconscionable.
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Aug 12, 2017 19:24
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[Oklahoma] Vocal response to cigarette 'fee' ruling

Lawmakers and the public had plenty to say Thursday after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a bill that put a $1.50 fee on every pack of cigarettes. The fee would have raised $215 million for health agencies, but the court said it was unconstitution
The Oklahoman
added Aug 11, 2017 18:46
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Republican Governor Mary Fallin said invalidating the fee would cause a $215 million budget shortfall. Most of the revenue created by the passage in May of the "cessation" fee - $1.50 per pack of cigarettes - was earmarked for health and human services ag
Reuters
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Oklahoma] Okla. Supreme Court Tosses State's New $1.50 Cigarette Tax ($$)

ruling the hastily enacted law violated constitutional provisions meant to discourage the raising of new taxes. Despite “extraordinary” arguments from the state that the fee was not a tax and was intended to discourage smoking, the Supreme Court of Oklah
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Florida] Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal ($$)

Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer’s $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by fo
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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Court schedules examination of Philip Morris Ukraine's tobacco processing documents in Ukraine in UAH 635 mln lawsuit

In May 2016, Philip Morris Ukraine challenged a tax bill for UAH 635.3 million sent after tax inquiries on the site by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in court. The lawsuit was launched after a tax dispute between the company and the authority, which
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax struck down

The lawsuit was brought by tobacco companies. The court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue raising measures and tax increases. The ruling has sparked much discussion statewide. Here are some statements put out
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 11, 2017 14:10
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