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[Massachusetts] Lorillard Pays $79M To Settle Mass. Smoker Case

Law360
added Oct 25, 2013 01:58
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[Florida, Massachusetts] There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Newer cases are getting filed; law is still being made. Fresh evidence of this appears in a Dec. 5 decision of the First District Court of Appeal. In an action brought by an Alachua County woman who has lung cancer, the court reversed a directed verdict
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 29, 2014 21:01
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For tobacco litigation, Massachusetts is the place ($$)

In those two decisions, the SJC has clearly articulated the position that cigarette manufacturers get no special protection on the basis that they have addicted their customers who continue to smoke despite knowing that smoking is harmful. The SJC’s unan
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
added Jan 27, 2014 14:09
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Historic $79 Million Cigarette Settlement Signifies Beginning of Wave of Tobacco Cases in Massachusetts

announcement in Lorillard’s 8K SEC filing of a $79 million settlement ... the most important state for tobacco litigation is not Florida. It’s Massachusetts. Massachusetts, benefitting from the combination of two key rulings by the Supreme Judicial Court
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:16
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard Pays $79M To Settle Mass. Smoker Case ($$)

has paid $79 million to settle an individual cigarette liability case in Massachusetts that once exposed the Newport brand maker to one of the largest such verdicts on record, the company disclosed Wednesday.
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:34
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY. SJC (PDF)

Because the jury's award of compensatory damages, as reduced by the remittitur, adequately rests on the finding of breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, we affirm that award
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:41
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are defective

What this means is that, as a matter of law in Massachusetts, any cigarette sold that addicts or maintains the nicotine addiction of consumers is defective. That would include just about every cigarette sold in Massachusetts.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 11, 2013 13:58
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[Massachusetts] Cigar lovers to FDA: A cigar isn't just a cigar

some in the cigar world are pushing to make sure their livelihoods and the products they enjoy don't go up in smoke. While the Food and Drug Administration has expressed its intention to regulate cigars under a 2009 law that gave it authority over the to
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2012 16:01
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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[Massachusetts] EVANS V. LORILLARD TOBACCO CO.

Massachusetts High Court dismisses retains $35 compensatory damages award, overturns $81 million punitives award, sends deceptive trade practices claims back to lower court
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Sep 19, 2013 12:25
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