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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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Download Print Corrective Statements

Statement A: Adverse Health Effects of Smoking (PDF pages 2-3) Statement B: Addictiveness of Smoking and Nicotine (PDF pages 4-5) Statement C: Lack of Significant Health Benefits from Smoking Light/Low-Tar (PDF pages 6-7) Statement D: Manipulation of C
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 25, 2017 22:29
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Tobacco Companies to Begin Issuing Court-Ordered Statements in Tobacco Racketeering Suit

Altria, its Philip Morris USA subsidiary, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, to issue the corrective statements as part of a permanent injunction in 2006 designed to “prevent and restrain” further deception of the American people regarding tobacco use. Multiple a
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 25, 2017 22:27
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million in Man’s Death

An appeals court Wednesday ordered cigarette makers Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay a full $1.5 million in damages in the death of a longtime smoker. A Broward County jury in 2015 awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Nov 23, 2017 02:26
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[Kansas] 11 speak in favor, 1 against banning tobacco sales to adults ages 18 to 20 in Topeka

“There’s no downside to it,” Archer said of the proposed move. “There’s just upside. It will stop kids from smoking.” The governing body also heard one person — Spencer Duncan, who ran unsuccessfully Nov. 7 for Topeka mayor — speak against the proposal,
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hit With $1.3M Verdict at Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer Death

Florida jurors awarded nearly $1.3 million to the widow of a Marine Corps veteran for the role they found R.J. Reynolds and its cigarettes played in his death. Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL. The award includes $930,000 in punitive damages
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:32
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[Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... Activists in nine countries are now working on similar cases, according to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, a lawyer at Action on Smoking
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 11:59
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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco companies could be sued for billions in healthcare costs, experts warn

Canadian provincial governments have launched several successful lawsuits against tobacco giants in recent years, and experts suggest Australia should follow Canada's lead. Smoking rates in Australia have fallen dramatically, but it still kills an estim
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:43
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