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[Florida] Big Tobacco Can't Ax $1.3M Engle Verdict ($$)

upheld a $1.3 million verdict for a smoker's widower in an Engle progeny case, finding R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris' arguments that federal law implicitly preempt relevant state-law tort claims were meritless and already rejected.
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 00:52
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[Florida] Court Rules Against Tobacco Companies On Ban Question

A state appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments by two tobacco companies that part of a landmark Florida Supreme Court ruling amounts to an improper ban on selling cigarettes... a judgment in favor of the estate of Barbara Ruth Lourie, the tobacco com
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Aug 11, 2016 18:26
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Ann Arbor is first city in Michigan to raise tobacco purchase age to 21

And city officials say they don't care if that conflicts with state law and might cause the city to end up in court. The City Council voted 9-2 Thursday night... Ann Arbor is now the first city in Michigan to get behind the national Tobacco 21 movement
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Aug 5, 2016 17:05
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Indiana attorney general defends state ATC against vaping product plaintiffs

Zoeller has announced that a federal judge has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Indiana regulations on liquid manufacturing used in electronic smoking devices....stating federal laws do not preempt its statute. Zoeller is representing state d
Legal NewsLine
added Jul 16, 2016 01:24
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[Illinois] LEACHMAN: Chicago Enacts New Ordinance: Old Tobacco Legislation Goes Up in Smoke

we don't realize the damage being done to our communities by legislating financial ruin for small businesses, which have been the backbone of the American economy. There is some optimism among critics that the ordinance will not be able to stand. Accordi
ChicagoNow (blogs)
added Jul 6, 2016 02:00
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BALL: Congratulations, Elizabeth Drew

my friend Elizabeth Drew was inducted into Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists...Elizabeth reported that while Congress was patting itself on the back and claiming to have acted on the Surgeon General's landmark report on the health ef
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 06:14
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[Illinois] IWAN RIES & CO. LEADS LAWSUIT TO BLOCK CHICAGO TOBACCO TAX INCREASE

On Tuesday, a group led by historic Chicago cigar retailer Iwan Ries & Co. filed a legal challenge to the city of Chicago’s pending tobacco tax increase, asserting that the increase is in violation of state law. The store is joined by the National Asso
HalfWheel
added Jun 2, 2016 19:39
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[Illinois] 159-year-old tobacco shop alleges new city tax illegal

The self-proclaimed oldest tobacco shop in the country has filed a motion for injunctive relief against the city, alleging a yet-to-be-enacted tobacco tax violates state law. Iwan Ries & Co., a 159-year-old purveyor of pipes and cigars at 19 S. Wabash,
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jun 2, 2016 11:00
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[Missouri] Campaigns submit tobacco, tax, marijuana initiatives

The Raise Your Hand for Kids campaign ... funded almost entirely by RAI Services Co., an arm of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co....The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, which executive director Ron Leone said will turn in about 160,
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added May 8, 2016 17:48
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Prospects brighten for cigarette tax increase in Oklahoma

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Scott Inman said he was in discussions with Fallin and House and Senate Republicans to support the cigarette tax if it was tied to an expansion of Insure Oklahoma as envisioned under a plan drawn up by the Oklahoma Heal
The Oklahoman
added May 8, 2016 17:20
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