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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY.

We conclude that the jury were adequately instructed regarding the claim of wrongful death based on the breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, that the evidence supports the jury's verdict finding such a breach, that this breach alone supports
Westlaw (Thompson West)
added Jun 11, 2013 11:55
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[Massachusetts] Mass. high court partially overturns landmark tobacco case award

The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the award of compensatory damages to the woman’s son and her estate, but struck down the award of punitive damages. “We affirm the judgment only in part,” the court said in a unanimous 82-page opinion written by Justic
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 11, 2013 11:47
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[Massachusetts] Minimum smoking age graduates to 19

Eighteen-year-olds can no longer legally buy cigarettes in Brookline, as a measure spearheaded by high school students to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products kicked in last weekend. The new bylaw will affect 28 local retailers who sell tob
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 10, 2013 11:21
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[Massachusetts] Casey Alexandre of Saugus inducted into Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame

Wicked Local (MA)
added Jun 4, 2013 02:02
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[Massachusetts] Blowing smoke: Most tobacco money going elsewhere ($$)

Twenty years ago, supporters of a tobacco tax increase for Massachusetts had lofty goals for the money. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack to fund the creation of the Massachusetts T
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jun 4, 2013 10:02
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[Massachusetts] Mass anti-tobacco spending goes up in smoke

Twenty years ago, supporters of a Massachusetts tobacco tax increase had lofty goals for the money it would bring in. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax - from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack - to fund the creation of t
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added May 28, 2013 13:30
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[Massachusetts] SUN/REESE: Tobacco tax - Who smokes and who pays?

the poor and the less educated smoke at a higher rate than those with higher incomes and more schooling. As a result, Massachusetts' ever-increasing tobacco tax has become increasingly regressive.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:47
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[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53
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[Massachusetts] Two Bellingham business owners join tobacco task force

Two business owners have agreed to join a task force created last month to study the economic impact of draft amendments to the Board of Health's tobacco bylaw. Emad Asaad, owner of the 7-Eleven on Pulaski Boulevard, and Antonie Khoury, owner of Gateway
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:51
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[Massachusetts] POLL: Protect 'Little Lungs' with smoking-in-cars ban?

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering a bill, dubbed "an act to protect little lungs" that would make it illegal to smoke while driving or riding in a vehicle with a child young enough to be required to ride in a safety seat. The law wo
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 27, 2013 14:29
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