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[Canada] The de-prescribed and expanded Blais class

The final estimate used by the judge was 99,957 eligible smokers. On this basis, he calculated that the companies would be liable for $6.86 billion. With interest to 2015, this grew to $15.5 billion. But this estimate does not include the (unknown) numb
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jun 24, 2015 15:47
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[Australia, USA] EDITORIAL: President Obama Must Use Trade Authority to Reach Better Agreements

the deals must not contain overreaching investor protection clauses that allow foreign businesses to file frivolous and abusive arbitration claims ...Philip Morris Asia, for example, has used investor provisions in other treaties to challenge tobacco poli
New York Times
added Jun 24, 2015 09:29
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Reynolds agrees to $15M resolution in Mississippi dispute

The two disputes involve what Jim Hood, Mississippi’s attorney general, called an underreporting of cigarette shipments by Brown & Williamson, through a partnership with Star Tobacco, and by R.J. Reynolds. “The original settlement requires Brown & Willia
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 23, 2015 17:52
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[Canada] The expert witnesses (2)

There were no experts in this trial whose views were more crucial to the outcome of this trial than the epidemiologists, statisticians and physicians....in his ruling, the judge gave the Appeal Courts a full explanation of why he relied so heavily on Mr.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jun 23, 2015 10:53
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Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

says the nation’s largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the settlement with Reynolds Americ
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 23, 2015 10:17
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ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION SETTLEMENTS WITH TOBACCO COMPANIES

“Several years ago, we discovered that Brown and Williamson manufactured cigarettes for a company called Star Tobacco, but failed to pay what they were required to pay us under the original 1997 tobacco settlement agreement,” said Attorney General Hood.
Mississippi Attorney General's Office
added Jun 22, 2015 20:13
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[Mississippi] State settles tobacco nonpayment claims

Attorney General Jim Hood announced Monday that the state has settled claims against tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. for $15 million. The state sued the two companies for not paying the state under the terms of a 1
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jun 22, 2015 20:10
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Engle Plaintiff Denied New Federal Trial Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

Lennox, a COPD sufferer who lost a jury verdict in February, had argued ... that the jury had received improper instructions relating to R.J. Reynolds' statute of limitations defense, according to her motion for a new trial filed in April.
Law360
added Jun 22, 2015 17:44
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Anthony Kennedy’s Roots Seen in Gay-Rights Rulings

Kennedy’s parents were political and social fixtures in the capital. His father, Anthony, known as Bud, was a Republican lobbyist who represented tobacco interests — a whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking, “poker-playing, keep-your-cards-to-your vest attorney,
New York Times
added Jun 22, 2015 06:57
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[Florida] $776K Verdict Against RJR Highlights the Engle Progeny Week in Review for June 15

Ray Persons tells jurors that Thomas Hardin was aware of the dangers of smoking throughout his life. Hardin, a decades-long smoker, died of COPD in 2012. On Thursday, jurors awarded his widow, Joyce Hardin, $776,000 in her suit claiming Persons' client,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 21, 2015 11:50
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