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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $2M Verdict In Smoking Death Suit ($$)

A Florida state jury found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. partially at fault for the death of a lifelong smoker who succumbed to laryngeal cancer, returning a $2 million verdict, according to court records. Tyrone Dixon was addicted to cigarettes, the jury f
Law360
added Aug 24, 2018 14:01
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How The Tobacco Industry Has Changed Its Marketing Strategy Across The Globe

even as public policies in some countries started gaining ground against smoking, its rates increased in others which either lacked such regulations and/or could be easily manipulated through PR campaigns.
Forbes
added Aug 24, 2018 12:54
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[Florida] United States Backs Washington State In Tax Fight With Tribe ($$)

Supreme Court on Aug. 20 set an Oct. 30 argument date for a dispute over whether an 1855 Indian treaty protects a tribe in Washington state from paying state taxes on gasoline it hauls to a reservation, which the United States as amicus curiae answered in
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 22, 2018 20:19
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[Asia, India] HC raps Centre for delaying implementation of rules on e-cigarettes

“What does the Union of India proposes to do? Some States have guidelines now,” the Bench said adding, “This is an important issue particularly with schools and educational institutions”. The High Court was hearing a petition filed in public interest by
The Hindu Online (in)
added Aug 22, 2018 19:56
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[Florida] Avera & Smith Secures $2 Million Tobacco Case Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Family of Deceased Laryngeal Cancer Victim

family of Tyrone Dixon, who contracted laryngeal cancer and passed away in 1994 at age 38 as a result of his addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine. Mr. Dixon started to smoke at age 11 or 12 while growing up in Milton, Florida, and continued to smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 21, 2018 17:39
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Hawaii Federal Judge Bars Pro Se Complaint Against Brown & Williamson ($$)

A plaintiff previously deemed an “abusive litigant” in Hawaii federal court saw his latest efforts at litigating pro se — this time against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. — thwarted Aug. 16 by a different Hawaii federal judge, who found that the propose
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:08
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Montana Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Of Tobacco Tax Initiative ($$)

Although conceding that a proposed ballot initiative regarding, among other increases, a $2 tax on cigarettes may contain a “mathematical misstatement,” the Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 15 refused to enjoin the state from putting the question to Montana
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:07
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After Agreeing To Award Punitives, Florida Jury Can’t Decide On Amount ($$)

A mistrial was declared in Phase 2 of an Engle progeny case on Aug. 17 by a Florida judge after jurors indicated that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the amount of punitive damages to be awarded to the family of a smoker (Frances Bessent
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:06
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[Nebraska] Tribal Cig Cos. Say Justices Should Weigh ATF Records Row ($$)

Cigarette companies owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to pause its ruling that the companies must let the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives inspect their sales records, saying the case raises triba
Law360
added Aug 21, 2018 13:05
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[Michigan] Tribe Opposes Discovery Order Appeal In Mich. Tax Row ($$)

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community... The tribe opposed the appeal from various defendants, which include Michigan Treasurer Nick A. Khouri, who had argued U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul L. Maloney was wrong to rule that law enforcement investigative techniques sh
Law360
added Aug 21, 2018 13:04
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