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Southern California’s First Cracker Barrel and Our Love Affair With New Chain Restaurants

More recently, the company was sued by the NAACP for allegedly segregating black customers by seating them in the smoking section and then giving them subpar service. The chain never admitted wrongdoing, but settled the lawsuit for $8.7 million.
Los Angeles Magazine
added Feb 15, 2018 17:14

Opening Brief Filed in Deeming Rule Appeal by Nicopure Labs and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition

Appellants argue that (1) the Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) provision of the TCA, as well as the ban on free samples of vapor products, violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and (2) FDA was obligated to consider a less burdensome Pr
National Law Review
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12

[Florida] Jury Awards $17.5 Million In Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company And Philip Morris

it was argued to a jury that the cigarette industry, including its two largest members, Defendants R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris, conspired for almost 50 years to conceal the truth about the dangers of cigarettes to the American public.
PR Newswire
added Feb 14, 2018 20:04

Dutch court stubs out smokers' corners in cafes

A Dutch court on Tuesday upheld an appeal by anti-cigarette campaigners and barred the use of public spaces in cafes and bars reserved for smokers. Despite a general ban on smoking in restaurants, pubs and bars introduced in 2008, more than 25 percent o
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 14, 2018 17:12

[Netherlands] Dutch dentists, doctors throw weight behind big tobacco court case

Dutch family doctors’ associations and the national dentists association have thrown their weight behind the anti-smoking law suit which aims to prove the big tobacco companies deliberately conspired to make people addicts. The health professionals’ organ (nl)
added Feb 14, 2018 17:05

[France] French activists accuse big tobacco of test cheating

French anti-smoking campaigners launched a legal case Friday against international tobacco giants claiming their cigarette filters have helped them falsely report the level of tar and nicotine in their products. The National Anti-Smoking Committee (CNCT
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54

[Florida] Fla. Justices Shut AG Out Of Oral Args In Asbestos Case ($$)

The brief order rejects Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi’s request to appear at oral arguments to support using the stricter so-called Daubert standard....Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane in 2016 after finding a lower court allowed expert witnesses wh
added Feb 14, 2018 03:58

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Report Recognizes that Vapor Products Are Significantly Less Harmful than Traditional Combustible Cigarettes

Although the Report is more cautious than the Royal College of Physicians Report,[5] the Committee nevertheless acknowledged that the “current evidence points to e-cigarettes being less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes.”[6] Moreover, several
The Continuum of Risk / A Law Blog for Vapor, Tobacco and Reduced-Harm Product Companies (Keller and Heckman)
added Feb 13, 2018 18:06

Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $18 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

an Engle progeny trial in which tobacco companies argued for a new trial because of the trial court’s failure to dismiss a juror for prejudice against tobacco companies...Andy Allen Sr. sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on behalf o
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 12, 2018 20:52

[Florida] Court Affirms Dismissal of Tobacco Cases Because of Dead Clients

Thursday’s decision came less than four months after a federal court slapped a $9 million sanction on Jacksonville-based Farah & Farah and The Wilner Firm “to account for the immense waste of judicial resources by maintaining over a thousand non-viable cl
added Feb 10, 2018 18:57
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