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[Australia] Navy ordered to pay compensation for causing sailor's smoking habit

"I was encouraged to smoke because of the 'stand easy' and mess activities on board when the bar was open," he said in 2014... His widow Bronwyn Cooper will now be entitled to compensation after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal decided her husband's s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:28
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[Asia, India] Should the govt hold stake in tobacco firms?

That’s the substance of a case filed by a group of individuals, some of whom run the Tata Trusts, in the Bombay high court. The case—the court is yet to decide whether to admit it or not—specifically names ITC Ltd, which it refers to as “primarily” a tob
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:19
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[Michigan] Former Navy SEAL sues after e-cigarette explosion tore hole in thigh

The lawsuit claims LG Chem America, Inc. defectively designed and manufactured the e-cigarette battery, which the lawsuit alleges did not have warnings alerting users to its potential danger. The e-cigarette was distributed by Lightfire Group, LLC. and s
WZZM 13 Box Z (Grand Rapids, MI)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:15
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[Nevada] Federal Judge Dismisses Counterclaim In Tobacco Contract Suit ($$)

A federal judge in Nevada on April 13 found that a cigar company ...failed to state a “cognizable” counterclaim in a suit where the property owner claimed that the cigar company failed to collect taxes on tobacco products as required by Nevada law
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 17, 2017 18:03
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[Asia, India] PIL in HC questions govt policy on tobacco

A PIL in the Bombay High Court has questioned the Union govenment's policy of allowing public sector insurance companies to invest in the tobacco industry, which, it said, contradicts the "anti-tobacco" stance taken by the Centre. The PIL was recently fi
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 16, 2017 19:40
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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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[Washington] Feds Move To Get Agents Out Of Tribe’s Cigarette Sales Row ($$)

asked a Washington judge Thursday to dismiss the remaining defendants in litigation brought by four Native American tribes seeking to block criminal prosecution for illegal cigarette sales on Indian land, saying two state agents have immunity since they a
Law360
added Apr 15, 2017 17:08
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[Arkansas] Court says tobacco suit checks in mail

The checks are in the mail to the 20,521 Marlboro Lights smokers who are splitting $18 million paid to settle a lawsuit, a Friday court order states. Just more than 13,000 claimants are being paid 10 cents to 25 cents for every pack of Marlboro Lights o
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Apr 15, 2017 14:03
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[Asia, India] Heady whiff from tobacco scrips ($$)

A public interest suit against insurance companies investing in tobacco stocks has again sparked a debate on ethical investing. However, insurance companies—or any investor for that matter— could risk underperformance by eliminating tobacco companies fro
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:42
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[Asia, India] PIL questions govt. insurance firms’ investments in ITC

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has challenged the large investments made by government-owned insurance companies in cigarette maker ITC, which is the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods company in terms of mark
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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