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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment to a tobacco company in a wrongful death suit because a man who died from smoking related diseases was not an Engle class member and therefore the woman representing his estate cannot be consider
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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[Washington] Dispute Over State’s Ability To Tax Tribal Business Heads To High Court ($$)

A decision by the Washington Supreme Court exempting a tribal business from paying state taxes on gasoline it hauls to a reservation based on a “right to travel” provision in an 1855 treaty warrants review by the U.S. Supreme Court because it cannot be re
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 24, 2017 16:10

[Canada] How slow is too slow? Reflections in Quebec and British Columbia

Almost eight months have passed since November 30th, the date that the Quebec Court of Appeal finished hearing the arguments... Yet a ruling by the five-judge panel is still nowhere in sight! The friendly bets made in my social circle have all been los
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jun 24, 2017 15:15

[Florida] RJR Tobacco Says ITG Had Duty To Join In Fla. Settlement ($$)

told a Delaware chancellor on Friday that ITG Brands LLC relied on tortured contract readings to support claims that time ran out on ITG’s duty to pursue and assume a $30 million yearly payment obligation to Florida to offset harms from tobacco sales.
added Jun 24, 2017 14:36

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14

[Australia] Smoke screen? The globalization of production, transnational lobbying and the international political economy of plain tobacco packaging

The political behaviour of the tobacco companies in this case is puzzling both in terms of scale, operating at multiple levels at the same time, and in terms of the countries mobilized in their defence. WTO litigation is typically the result of multinatio
Review of International Political Economy
added Jun 22, 2017 18:23

[Florida] DONNA FANALI, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellee (PDF)

No case establishes that a smoker’s survivor can be a class member even where the smoker could not. It is undisputed that Cavalier was not an Engle class member; therefore his survivors were not class members and could not rely on Engle to toll the st
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 22, 2017 17:59

[Asia, India] Tobacco trader moves HC against action on product

A city-based trader of the tobacco product, 'Hans Chaap,' today moved the Madras High Court for restraining government authorities from taking penal action against the item. The petition by V N Arumugam and company, which came up before Justice M Govind
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 22, 2017 17:47
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Will the Law Treat Opioids More Like Cigarettes or Handguns?

Governments are suing pharmaceutical makers over the opioid epidemic. They'll need to prove that companies borrowed “a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.”
Bloomberg News
added Jun 22, 2017 15:28

[Florida] Fla. Court Says Suit Against RJ Reynolds Came Too Late ($$)

The three-judge panel found that Donna Fanali, representing the estate of Thomas Cavalier, who died in 1993, was not a member of the class in the landmark Engle v. Liggett Group class action, so Engle couldn’t stop the clock on her lawsuit, which was fil
added Jun 22, 2017 15:24
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