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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Cigarette Addiction Trial ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that his lung cancer and death were the result of his addiction (Phyllis Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 24, 2017 20:10
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[Delaware, Indiana] Bankrupt E-Cig Co. Asserts Disposal Of Inventory Is Harmless ($$)

trustee for e-cigarette maker NJOY Inc. on Friday asked a judge to approve the abandonment of 3,400 pallets of e-cigarettes at a warehouse whose owner says proper disposal of the products will cost $800,000, given the lithium batteries and tobacco they co
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 18:29
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Challenging The FDA On 'Natural' Cigarettes ($$)

case challenges a settlement agreement between the [FDA] and a cigarette company, which agreement allows the use of the word “Natural” in Natural American Spirit cigarettes’ product packaging and labeling. The case is Sproule v. U.S. Food & Drug Administ
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 18:28
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[Canada] The Knight delay: inordinate and tactical -- but excusable too. Imperial Tobacco's request for dismissal is turned down.

Justice Nathan Smith today issued his decision to reject Imperial Tobacco's request that the Knight class action be dismissed because of the long delay in moving the trial forward....a class action filed against Imperial Tobacco 14 years ago, asking the c
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 24, 2017 16:43
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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Trump’s Pit Bull Lawyer Would Mostly Rather Settle

Barrett was representing five state attorneys general who were suing large tobacco companies to recoup the billions of dollars states were spending on treating sick smokers. At the time, Kasowitz was representing Liggett, the smallest of the five major U.
Village Voice
added Aug 23, 2017 14:42
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Game-Changer: Closely Watched Case Could Change Florida's Evidence Rules

The case pits plaintiff Richard DeLisle and his wife, Aline, against industrial manufacturers Crane Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Co. DeLisle, a cancer patient, linked his mesothe
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:27
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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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