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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Says $20M Punitive Damages Barred In Engle Case ($$)

appeals court Tuesday to reverse $20 million in punitive damages awarded to a smoker's widower, arguing that state law bars it from being hit with punitive damages it has already incurred in another case for the same acts. In oral arguments, the cigarett
Law360
added Apr 18, 2018 13:42
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Firm Claims It’s Getting Burned By Georgia Tobacco Regs

an unconstitutional restraint of trade. S&M Brands, maker of the Tahoe, Bailey’s and Riverside brand of cigarettes, claimed in its lawsuit that Georgia’s revised Model Escrow Agreement unconstitutionally impairs the company’s contract with its bank, unf
Courthouse News
added Apr 18, 2018 13:38
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 03/28-4/17/2018

04/17/2018...Case was originally scheduled as a motion hearing, but a status conference was held instead. All parties were present. The next status conference date has been set for 4/25/2018 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 17, 2018 21:11
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FDA to Evaluate Minimally or Non-Addictive Cigarette Product Standard, Also Plans to Look at Flavors and Premium Cigars

advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels (Nicotine ANPRM). Gottlieb’s announcement comes nearly eight months after the Agency unveiled its planned tob
JD Supra, LLC
added Apr 16, 2018 22:30
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $11 Million Engle Progeny Verdict ($$)

affirmed an $11 million verdict for a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes made by a tobacco company and that her addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Elaine Jordan, No. 1D
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:59
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[West Virginia] Defendants Want Asbestos Plaintiffs Precluded From Raising Tobacco-Use Issues ($$)

Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Liti
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:58
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Defense Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her mother was addicted to cigarettes and that her heart disease, lung cancer and subsequent death were caused by her addiction to cigarettes (Debra Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:57
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[Michigan] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Dismissed From Exploding E-Cigarette Suit ($$)

A federal judge in Michigan on March 27 granted a motion to dismiss a tobacco company from an exploding e-cigarette suit and substitute the tobacco company’s subsidiary, which makes and sells the allegedly defective e-cigarette (Ronald Sumner v. R.J. Rey
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:56
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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses Complaint Over Cigarette Advertisements ($$)

dismissed without prejudice a complaint against the [FDA] in which the plaintiff claimed that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by allowing a cigarette company to advertise its cigarettes as natural because the plaintiff failed t
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:55
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[New Zealand] New study finds tobacco industry delayed plain packs

A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years. Plain packaging legislation was first announced in April of 2012, completed i
Scoop (nz)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:28
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