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[Florida] Camel Cigarettes maker slammed with $29M verdict for chainsmoker death

Konzelman’s suit claimed he and his wife had the right to grow old together, and that his wife would’ve lived a fuller and healthier life had it not been for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s supposed failure to notify smokers of the dangers that come with the
Vanguard Daily (au)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:51

[Australia] ACCC action against e-cigarette company for alleged misleading non-toxic representations

The Joystick Company Pty Ltd (Joystick) made various claims in respect of its products, including that they do not contain any toxins or formaldehyde, are "independent from" chemicals found in conventional cigarettes, and have been approved by the ACCC.
Lexology (uk)
added Oct 26, 2016 03:34

[Florida] Kelley/Uustal Obtains $20M in Punitive Damages in Big Tobacco Case

The attorneys argued that R.J. Reynolds’ alleged decades-long concealment of the dangers of smoking contributed to the death of the plaintiff’s wife, Elaine Konzelman, from COPD. According to court documents, Mrs. Konzelman developed the fatal respirator
PR Web
added Oct 26, 2016 03:13

[Florida] $20M in Punitives Slams RJR, Brings Total Verdict to $29M in Trial over Smoker's Fatal COPD

Jurors Tuesday imposed a $20 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for the role the tobacco company played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida smoker, bringing the total award in the case to nearly $29 million. Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 26, 2016 03:08

[Florida] $8.8M Compensatory Award Against RJR for Smoker's Death Dwarfs Plaintiff's Request, Trial on Puntives Begins

The compensatory award was $3.5 million more than the $5.295 million... requested in Friday's closings. Konzelman, an 87-year-old retired merchant ship engineer claims R.J. Reynolds is responsible for the respiratory disease and 2010 death of his wife, E
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 25, 2016 21:36

Organic cigarette? Suit against Natural American Spirit reaches 69 plaintiffs

Each lawsuit appears to piggyback on an Aug. 27, 2015, notice from the Food and Drug Administration that it had sent warning letters to Santa Fe and two other manufacturers. The letter said the manufacturers' advertising of their traditional cigarette pr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2016 19:33

Uruguay: A giant leap to prevent tobacco-assisted suicide

At COP7, the victory of Uruguay needs to be highlighted echoing the words of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg...“No country should be ever be intimidated by the threat of a tobacco company lawsuit, and this case will help embolden more nations
World Bank blogs
added Oct 25, 2016 19:20

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $8.8M, Plus Punitives, In Engle Trial ($$)

A Florida jury awarded $8.8 million on Monday to a sailor whose chain-smoking wife died of lung disease, hitting R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with far more than the $5.3 million he had asked for and also finding the tobacco company owes punitive damages for
added Oct 25, 2016 00:10

[UK] Anti-smoking experts to sue Times for claims of tobacco payouts

published an apology to one of the scientists cited, Clive Bates...claim they have been falsely accused of accepting “tens of thousands of pounds from tobacco companies to carry out research into e-cigarettes”.... five scientists, including professor Karl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2016 12:16

[Colombia, South America/Caribbean, Uruguay] LYNN: In Memoriam: Yul Francisco Dorado Was a True Champion for People and the Environment

Dorado, who served as the Latin America director of the nonprofit Corporate Accountability International...Philip Morris International lost its lawsuit against the country of Uruguay for passing strong public health laws.... Dorado played an important ro
added Oct 23, 2016 13:52
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