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[Oklahoma] Vocal response to cigarette 'fee' ruling

Lawmakers and the public had plenty to say Thursday after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a bill that put a $1.50 fee on every pack of cigarettes. The fee would have raised $215 million for health agencies, but the court said it was unconstitution
The Oklahoman
added Aug 11, 2017 18:46

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Republican Governor Mary Fallin said invalidating the fee would cause a $215 million budget shortfall. Most of the revenue created by the passage in May of the "cessation" fee - $1.50 per pack of cigarettes - was earmarked for health and human services ag
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10

[Oklahoma] Okla. Supreme Court Tosses State's New $1.50 Cigarette Tax ($$)

ruling the hastily enacted law violated constitutional provisions meant to discourage the raising of new taxes. Despite “extraordinary” arguments from the state that the fee was not a tax and was intended to discourage smoking, the Supreme Court of Oklah
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10

[Florida] Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal ($$)

Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer’s $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by fo
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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Court schedules examination of Philip Morris Ukraine's tobacco processing documents in Ukraine in UAH 635 mln lawsuit

In May 2016, Philip Morris Ukraine challenged a tax bill for UAH 635.3 million sent after tax inquiries on the site by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in court. The lawsuit was launched after a tax dispute between the company and the authority, which
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55

[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax struck down

The lawsuit was brought by tobacco companies. The court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue raising measures and tax increases. The ruling has sparked much discussion statewide. Here are some statements put out
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 11, 2017 14:10

Oklahoma Democratic leaders call for special session after cigarette fee struck down

Democratic leaders of the Oklahoma Legislature are calling for a special session after the state Supreme Court ruled a cigarette tax unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a $1.50 per pack "tobacco cessation fee" passed by the legislature to
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 10, 2017 19:18

Oklahoma court overturns $1.50 per pack cigarette fee

rejected the state's claim that the fee is intended to protect the public welfare by discouraging smoking. The court agreed that the fee violates a state constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-raising measures in the final five days of a legis
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 10, 2017 19:06

[California] Dismissal Denied For Tobacco Product Distributor In Trademark Infringement Suit ($$)

after finding that the court had jurisdiction over the counterclaims because the counterdefendant, which is based in California, has done business in Illinois (Republic Technologies, et al. v. BBK Tobacco & Foods,
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 10, 2017 03:36


plaintiff claims defendant cigarette companies caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness by hiding the dangers of their products.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 10, 2017 01:27
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