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OLSON: “Oil as the new tobacco” — and what that might mean

The public-sector tobacco litigation fell out of favor as a policy model because it was the scene of vast corruption fueled by the availability of billions in fees to politically favored private lawyers ; because of its grotesque violations of elemental l
Overlawyered.com/
added Jun 24, 2016 04:30
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DOCKET for NICOPURE LABS, LLC v. FDA et al, Jun 21-23, 2016

MINUTE ORDER. Two cases filed in this Court, Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition v. FDA, No. 16-cv-1210, and Nicopure Labs, LLC v. FDA, No. 16-cv-878, challenge the FDA’s final rule “Deeming Tobacco Products to Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosm
Tobacco On Trial
added Jun 23, 2016 22:03
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Florida Jury Finds Smoking Not Cause Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff’s Death ($$)

not responsible for the death of a woman whose husband and daughter claimed that she died from smoking cigarettes made by both companies (Leisa Mooney, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 2011-CA-40815, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40
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D.C. Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal In Cigarette Sales Suit ($$)

affirmed a lower court order dismissing a complaint alleging that Philip Morris USA Inc. violated the terms of a contract by overcharging military exchanges for cigarettes because the transactions “creating an inference of fraud were publicly disclosed”
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40
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[Europe] High Court Gives Gov't License To Take RICO Claims Global ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday gave federal prosecutors wide latitude to bring global cases under a key organized crime-fighting statute even as it put up a roadblock for private plaintiffs who want to bring cases in U.S. courts about alleged criminal activity a
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:13
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $17M For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury during closing arguments Monday to award him $17 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies hid the dangers of smoki
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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Philip Morris Sheds Military Cigs FCA Suit At DC Circ. ($$)

False Claims Act allegations that Philip Morris overcharged the military for cigarettes got no help Tuesday from the D.C. Circuit, which said the claims were based on publicly disclosed information and the would-be whistleblower was not an original source
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:03
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[New Jersey] NJ High Court Won't Review Axed Tax Rule In Lorillard Row ($$)

New Jersey’s top court has refused to hear the state tax authority's appeal to revive an accounting method that leads to a higher corporate business tax, marking the latest win for a trademark and trade name licensing subsidiary of Lorillard Tobacco Co.
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:02
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[Georgia] Ex-RJR Job Seeker Fights For Age-Bias Suit In 11th Circ. ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday to stand by its panel ruling that job seekers can pursue disparate impact claims, arguing that the decision is consistent with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's interpretation of the Age Discrimination..
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:01
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