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Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

“The nicotine hook was set firmly in Don Pearson. He would smoke to feed that addiction for 34 years,” the Gunn Law Group’s Lee Gunn IV told jurors Wednesday. “And that smoke, it would feed a lung cancer.” Pearson, 51, a railway employee for much of his
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 15, 2017 23:35

Virgin Islands State Court Judge Consolidates 2 Tobacco Suits ($$)

ordered the consolidation of two separate wrongful death suits against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for trial because they present nearly identical issues of law against the same defendant (Jevon Gerald v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. ST-10-CV-631, Christi
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:43

Tobacco Companies Petition Florida High Court Over Attorney Fees Decisions ($$)

Two tobacco companies that were ordered to pay $32 million in damages following an Engle progeny suit petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on June 21 over a lower court ruling that they had to pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees because the lower court’s de
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:42

[Georgia] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of ADEA Suit Against R.J. Reynolds ($$)

Court of Appeals panel on June 27 affirmed a Georgia federal judge’s dismissal of an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit alleging that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against older job applicant
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:41

[Florida] Fla. Justices To Mull Reinstating $8M Mesothelioma Verdict ($$)

high court will review an appeal seeking to reinstate a $8 million verdict against a cigarette company and an industrial manufacturer filed by a man who said he developed mesothelioma due to exposure from cigarette filters and gaskets the companies made 6
added Jul 14, 2017 22:22

[Florida] Philip Morris' Youth Push Led To Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

told the jury that Philip Morris USA Inc. crafted its image, including the iconic “Marlboro Man” corporate mascot, in a successful effort during the booming post-war years to grow its business by specifically targeting young people as smokers, and that Do
added Jul 13, 2017 19:49

Reynolds discloses additional financial projections in response to lawsuits

disclosed Wednesday additional financial projections to help resolve attempts by two investors to halt shareholder votes on its sale to British American Tobacco Plc. Reynolds’ independent board members accepted Jan. 17 BAT’s offer to buy the 57.8 percent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 13, 2017 03:36

[Kenya, Uganda] Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investig
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 13:39

NJOY Moves Ahead as New Entity

Court papers filed in Delaware bankruptcy court on June 28 concerning the “old” NJOY Inc. (vs. the “new” NJOY LLC) show a request on behalf of unsecured creditors to change the status of the filing from Chapter 11, which is a reorganization classificatio
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 11, 2017 21:46

[Connecticut] Appeals court upholds damages against Reynolds in Conn. case

the jury found plaintiff Barbara Izzarelli was at fault for 42 percent of her illness, which reduced Reynolds’ liability to $7.98 million in compensatory damages and $3.97 million in punitive damages...The Izzarelli case is one of the most prominent non-E
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 11, 2017 08:43
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