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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] ARCHIVE: HAGLUND v. PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED, 446 Mass. 741 - Mass: Supreme Court, Worcester 2006

consumer has a choice of using a product reasonably or unreasonably, and the defense penalizes the consumer for unreasonable use. It does not presume that the only safe use of a product is nonuse, a position urged on us by Philip Morris but which runs con
Google Scholar
added Oct 23, 2013 11:35
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Massachusetts Tobacco Case Information Hotline Form

Massachusetts smokers who have been become sick as a result of smoking-caused diseases who want to learn more about tobacco litigation should fill out the form below and we will contact you.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:29
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[Massachusetts] Lorillard, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

in Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, a conventional product liability case ... Lorillard Tobacco paid the $79 million in compensatory damages and statutory interest, and the case is now dismissed in its entirety, including the potential for punitive or
Lorillard Tobacco Company
added Oct 23, 2013 11:22
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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] New Tobacco Tax fuels crime, black market

doubling of chewing tobacco taxes will provide an incentive for organized crime to draw more profits out of Massachusetts ... "I've heard some criminals celebrating tax increases," Reynolds American Inc. American Director of Corporate Security Steve Grim
CapeCodToday.com
added Oct 22, 2013 13:41
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[Massachusetts] Mass. panel to study black market tobacco trade

A special commission charged with studying the economic fallout of the illegal cigarette and tobacco trade in Massachusetts is preparing to hold its first meeting. The commission was created by state lawmakers to determine the magnitude of the black mar
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 20, 2013 19:48
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[Massachusetts] YUZBASIOGLU: POV: Smoking and Your Sex Life

So if that motorcyclist in a leather jacket with a cigarette in hand turns you on, think again. Smokers are less likely to have children, experience sexual pleasure, or even perform. Even frequent secondhand smoke has been found to cause a small (althoug
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Oct 15, 2013 02:22
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[Massachusetts] Melrose tackles e-cigarette trend

Proponents and opponents expressed their views at the Committee on Public Health's public hearing on Oct. 1. "There is no reason for Massachusetts not to act," Attorney General Martha Coakley said at the hearing. "Down the road, I am convinced the feder
Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:35
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