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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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[Asia, China] KEELING: Smoking ban in Shanghai still lacks strict enforcement

The law does not explicitly state that violators "will be issued" a fine. And this is crying shame, because I can guarantee you that if Chinese cops handed out fines to every smoker they caught in nonsmoking areas, such bans would be a resounding success
Global Times (cn)
added Jul 25, 2018 15:10
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Montana gets $27M in tobacco settlement funds in agreement

Montana and a group of tobacco companies have reached an agreement that allows the state to collect its full share of $27 million in tobacco settlement payments from 2004. Montana Department of Justice spokesman Eric Sell said Tuesday the lawsuit that le
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 25, 2018 00:55
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Florida Appeals Court Affirms: New Trial Needed In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

judge’s decision to order a new trial on claims of fraud and conspiracy levied against the tobacco industry was upheld...in a dispute over statements made by plaintiff’s counsel that were later deemed prejudicial (Marilyn Oshinsky-Blacker v. Philip Morris
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 24, 2018 23:21
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[Florida] Jury Says RJ Reynolds Bears Blame In $3.5M Smoking Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Pensacola, Florida, who began deliberating on Monday, returned with a verdict in favor of Charles Bush, finding that he was addicted to cigarettes and this addiction was a legal cause of his peripheral vascular disease and coronary heart diseas
Law360
added Jul 24, 2018 23:20
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[New York] Dixie the Dramasaurus: Million dollar lawsuit

The beloved 70-foot-tall, fiberglass statue is now wrapped up in a million-dollar civil lawsuit based around...the property that the dismantled dino currently sits on....Dixie was the brainchild of Tobacco store tycoon John Roscoe. The 15,000-pound dinosa
WTEN TV ABC Channel 10 (Albany, NY)
added Jul 24, 2018 14:40
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[New York] Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule that Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

Edward Paltzik, of Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP, says, “The smoking ban is constitutionally deficient on many levels. HUD’s nationwide edict clearly violates the anti-commandeering doctrine prohibiting the federal government from compelling state and loca
NYC C.L.A.S.H.
added Jul 23, 2018 19:27
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[New York] CLASH v. HUD: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

Plaintiffs are therefore entitled...to a judgment (i) holding that the Smoking Ban is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion; and (ii) vacating the Smoking Ban; or, in the alternative, modifying the Smoking Ban to eliminate the prohibition on
NYC C.L.A.S.H.
added Jul 23, 2018 19:16
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[New York] National Ban on Smoking in Public Housing Is Unconstitutional, Lawsuit Says

six smokers who live in public housing argue that the ban violates their rights... "Anti-smokers claim that HUD's smoking ban is a valid exercise of government power because there is no general 'right to smoke,'" CLASH founder Audrey Silk says in a press
Reason Magazine
added Jul 23, 2018 19:08
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