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[Florida] Philip Morris Defense Prevails in $22M Laryngeal Cancer Suit

found Philip Morris-brand cigarettes did not cause the cancer that cost Jose Vila his larynx. A decades-long smoker, Vila sought up to $21.9 million in damages in his Engle progeny claim against the tobacco company. However, Robert McCarter, representing
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:21

[Australia, UK] U.K. Plans Plain Cigarette Packaging Starting in May 2016

Cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco will have to be sold in standardized packs in England starting in May next year, the U.K. government announced, bringing the country into line with practice in Australia.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 23, 2015 14:24

[Florida] Jury Finds Philip Morris Liable In Engle-progeny Cigarette Case; Awards Disabled Woman $17.2 Million In Compensatory And Punitive Damages

Donna Brown and awarded her $17.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first federal court Engle-progeny cigarette trial of 2015. Ms. Brown began smoking cigarettes as a minor, became addicted, and now suffers from a painful disease that co
PR Newswire
added Jan 23, 2015 13:53
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[Illinois] Judge Rejects Lawsuit Targeting Scandal-Linked Supplement

Illinois resident Howard Baldwin, who said he purchased the Anatabloc supplements for $99.99 per bottle, accused the companies and GNC Holdings Inc. of misleading consumers regarding the supplement’s effectiveness against these diseases.
National Law Journal
added Jan 23, 2015 13:00

[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Seeks $29M As Philip Morris Case Goes To Jury ($$)

six jurors heard closing arguments Thursday...They must determine if smoking was the cause of plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.’s cancer, if he was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether addiction was the legal cause of his illness. If they find hi
added Jan 23, 2015 12:52

[UK] SMYTH: Australia’s drab packets discourage new smokers

antismoking campaigners ask why they oppose it so vociferously... The scale of industry opposition is clear from the many law cases it has pursued in Australia — and lost...Any country that follows Australia’s example can expect a similar onslaught.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 23, 2015 11:58
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[New York] With Silver Allegations, 'Prestige' Hire Backfires for Weitz & Luxenberg

The complaint doesn't claim that Weitz & Luxenberg did anything illegal, or that it knew how Silver was allegedly procuring his referrals. In fact, it states clearly that Silver "never told" Weitz & Luxenberg's managing attorney or the lawyers leading its
Litigation Daily
added Jan 23, 2015 11:48

[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: Lieff Cabraser ($$)

was also at the center of a $41.1 million verdict that a Florida federal jury in October awarded a smoker…as well as a $26.6 million verdict handed down by another Florida jury in September favor of a smoker who said the company misled her by advertising
added Jan 23, 2015 11:30

[New York] US v Sheldon Silver Complaint

Records reflect that SILVER was credited with referring more than 100 clients to the firm, the majority of which were referred for potential asbestos litigation, rather than negligence or other types of personal injury litigation as SILVER had claimed
added Jan 23, 2015 00:13

[New York] HAMMOND: How Speaker Sheldon Silver and his tort bar colleagues have created a "judicial hellhole"

Silver has also collected a six-figure income from Weitz & Luxenberg — one of New York’s biggest and most aggressive filers of personal-injury lawsuits — without clearly disclosing what he does for that money.
New York Daily News
added Jan 22, 2015 17:13
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