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Obama 'more optimistic' about Pacific trade deal

Obama…said one "big bugaboo" was a concern that tobacco companies could use the deal to sue poorer countries ... said he was optimistic negotiators could find a way that tobacco companies could abide by local safety rules by ensuring the laws "are not bei
The Hill
added Dec 14, 2014 14:22
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[Canada] $20-Billion Quebec Tobacco Lawsuit Wraps Up After 3 Years Of Testimony

The plaintiffs include an estimated one million Quebecers who argue the companies are liable because they knew they were putting out a harmful product and hid the health effects of tobacco. The suit involves separate groups of plaintiffs — some who beca
Canadian Press
added Dec 13, 2014 20:59
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[Canada] Day 253: "Every party has an ending."

There was eloquence. There was eye-rolling. There was anger. There was laughter. And not all of it from in front of the bar!... "I fear that the hardest work will start in the next few minutes," he said before announcing the AMEN to every trial: "Judgme
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 12, 2014 03:56
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[Canada] Day 252: Wrapping up... but not yet wrapped up.

It made for an intensive review of the key aspects of the trial. An observant colleague pointed out to me that if there were one day of hearing to select as an overview of the trial, today was it.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 12, 2014 03:52
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[Canada] Day 249: "There's no evidence."

lawyers for Imperial Tobacco focused their remarks on the voluminous evidence that was gathered over the previous two years. Perhaps the trial was too short. For Ms. Glendinning said not once but dozens of times today that "there was no evidence" to supp
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 12, 2014 03:47
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[Canada] Multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge

class-action lawsuit that targets three Canadian tobacco manufacturers for nearly $20 billion has ended after almost three years of testimony. Closing arguments wrapped up in Montreal on Thursday, with Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan taking th
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:45
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[Florida] $35 Million Awarded to Smoker in Engle Tobacco Case

Richard Boatright, a 61-year-old man who began smoking at the age of 12, is one of thousands of plaintiffs who were a part of the first-ever smokers’ class action case Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc.
LawyersandSettlements.com (Online Legal Marketing)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:44
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[Rhode Island] Oppenheimer funds fighting tobacco bond refinancing

In a lawsuit filed in R.I. Superior Court, two mutual funds controlled by Oppenheimer Funds are trying to block the tobacco bond refinancing, which they claim defrauds their investors.
Providence Business News
added Dec 8, 2014 15:46
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[Michigan] Tobacco suit back in court ($$)

A long-dormant federal case involving an alleged multi-state contraband tobacco trafficking ring in Baraga County is heading towards potential criminal trials.
Houghton (MI) Daily Mining Gazette
added Dec 8, 2014 14:15
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[Florida] Big Tobacco's Directed Verdict Axed In Non-Engle Appeal

saying Friday the verdict was improper because the expert testimony could support a conclusion that their cigarettes caused cancer. Plaintiff Karen Whitney had sued the tobacco giants, asserting negligence and strict liability claims, according to court
Law360
added Dec 8, 2014 12:47
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