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[Florida] Fla. Court OKs Toss Of Engle Cases Filed For Dead Plaintiffs ($$)

said a lower court was right to toss several dozen Engle progeny suits filed by two law firms on behalf of plaintiffs that “had been dead for many years,” just months after a panel of federal judges fined the same firms $9.1 million for filing nearly iden
added Feb 8, 2018 21:08


The municipalities of Amsterdam and Utrecht announced that they will support a lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry. Lawyer Benedicte Ficq, acting on behalf of multiple hospitals, lung cancer patients, cancer association KWF, and addiction centers,
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 8, 2018 19:50

[Netherlands] Amsterdam backs anti-smoking court case, aims for smoke-free city

Amsterdam city council has thrown its weight behind the anti-smoking law suit which aims to prove the big tobacco companies deliberately conspired to make people addicts. ‘We have been trying to achieve a smoke free Amsterdam for years and supporting this (nl)
added Feb 8, 2018 18:20

Cigars And Tequila Are 'Complementary' Products, TTAB Says ($$)

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that a Ternura brand of cigars is confusingly similar to a same-named line of tequila, saying the two types of product are "complementary" and linked in the minds of consumers. In an opinion issued Feb. 1, t
added Feb 8, 2018 05:57

Senators Urge FDA To Reject Philip Morris Tobacco Device ($$)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and eight others in a letter urged the FDA not to sign off on Philip Morris International’s IQOS smoking device, pointing to an FDA advisory committee that found last month that the compan
added Feb 8, 2018 05:51

[New York] Small cigarette wholesalers accuse large companies of violating state tax laws

Five tobacco wholesale companies, many family-owned, filed the lawsuit...accuses the larger wholesalers — some based out of state — of "systemic violations" of a 1985 law that was intended to stabilize the cigarette industry and allow New York agents and
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Feb 8, 2018 05:27
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[New York] Man sues after claiming angry neighbor whacked him with a golf club

Oberlin College sophomore Dashiell Kim says in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that an upstairs neighbor at his parents’ East 93rd Street home bashed his head with a golf club because the resident said he and his friends were playing their music too lou
New York Post
added Feb 8, 2018 04:54

10th Circuit upholds benefits for Montana coal miner's widow

A federal appeals court signed off on an award of survivors’ benefits to the widow of a Montana coal mine worker, rejecting a coal company’s argument that a decades-long smoking habit, not coal dust, caused the worker’s death.
added Feb 8, 2018 04:53

Florida Jury Awards $40.9 Million In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

awarded the family of a former smoker $27 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit, bringing the total amount of damages to $40.9 million (Dawn Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CV-022558, Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. Broward Co.). VID
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:59

[Florida] Former Smoker Seeks Reinstatement Of $20 Million Punitive Damages Award ($$)

won a total of $26.5 million in an Engle progeny suit asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 2 to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages, saying the trial judge erred by revoking the damages (Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Nos.
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:58
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