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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $6 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Feb. 27 filed a notice of appeal with Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal over an Engle progeny suit in which the jury awarded the plaintiff $6 million (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Stanle
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 11, 2017 00:23

Vape Dealers Say Pa. E-Cig Tax Overbroad, Discriminatory ($$)

Pennsylvania sellers of nicotine vaping supplies say the state’s Department of Revenue is enforcing an illegal, overbroad application of a 40 percent tax to items not inherently vape-related, according to a case removed to federal court Thursday. The com
added Mar 10, 2017 23:45

[Portugal] Competition watchdog ordered to investigate tobacco giant

Portugal’s Supreme Court of Justice has ordered the country’s Competition Regulator to set up an inquiry into the Portuguese subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI), ‘Tabaqueira’, for abuse of dominant position and economic dependency, denounced
Portugal News (pt)
added Mar 9, 2017 20:58

Noel J. Francisco

He also represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a successful First Amendment challenge to a federal regulation requiring cigarette manufacturers to display graphic warnings on cigarette packages;
The Federalist Society
added Mar 9, 2017 17:39

And The Nominee For Solicitor General Is….

Noel Francisco, the former Jones Day partner who is currently serving as acting Solicitor General, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as SG, the federal government’s top lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Above the Law (blog)
added Mar 9, 2017 17:32

Antitrust Legacy of High Court Nominee Gorsuch in Private Practice

he represented snuff tobacco manufacturer Conwood Co. in suing U.S. Tobacco Co. (UST) for monopolization of the snuff tobacco market. The case ended in what is widely considered to be one of the largest antitrust verdicts ever awarded to a private litigan
The Legal Intelligencer
added Mar 9, 2017 01:10

Antitrust Litigators Urge Lawmakers To Greenlight Gorsuch

More than a dozen antitrust attorneys who represent plaintiffs backed the nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch... .... Tobacco Co., an award that was later upheld by the Sixth Circuit and is believed to be the largest...
added Mar 8, 2017 23:59

[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights To Keep $30M Punitives Against RJR ($$)

A smoker's widow urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to uphold a $30 million punitive damages award against R.J. Reynolds, arguing that it was not excessive because of the egregious conduct by tobacco companies in hiding smoking's harms.
added Mar 8, 2017 23:54

Florida AG fights for allegedly overdue payments from tobacco industry

A three-way dispute between two tobacco companies and the state of Florida attorney general's office has lead to a haze of confusion. In February, according to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal, ITG Brands filed a lawsuit against tobacco giant RJ Re
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 7, 2017 12:52

[Africa, Nigeria] Court Grants ERA/FOEN Permission To Sue FG Over Tobacco Taxes, Incentives

In a letter titled ‘Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information Act’ with specific reference to the tax benefit (s) in the tobacco industry, ERA/FoEN made 11 specific requests.
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:47
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