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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. PHIL J. MAROTTA (PDF)

We disagree with Graham, and we respectfully note what we believe to be flaws in its reasoning....Graham suggests that state and presumably local governments cannot ban a product that Congress has chosen to regulate. This blanket argument cannot withstan
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 8, 2016 02:05
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Fla. Panel Asks Justices To Weigh In On Engle Preemption ($$)

appeals court asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on the Eleventh Circuit’s recent finding that federal law preempts Engle plaintiffs’ strict liability and negligence claims, saying on Wednesday it disagrees that such claims are tantamount to bannin
Law360
added Jan 8, 2016 02:03
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ENVIRONMENTALIST TACKLES A FLORIDA LAW THAT PREEMPTIVELY BLOCKS SMOKING BANS

A week ago, Featherston launched an online petition to “allow Florida cities to pass a ban on cigarettes in public parks and beaches.” Only 120 people have signed the petition so far, but it’s gaining gradual traction across the state. “Cigarettes and s
Broward-Palm Beach (FL) New Times
added Dec 29, 2015 23:02
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How The Gun Industry Has Systematically Thwarted Regulation And Avoided The Fate Of Cigarettes

Without the ability to use the tools that worked against tobacco, activists “have no purchase.”...“no silver bullet, no one policy or regulation that solves the tobacco epidemic. It’s a recipe...gun lobby has gone to great lengths to take every item in th
Think Progress (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:02
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Challenges Engle Tort Liability In Fla. Court ($$)

plaintiff Phil Marotta...successfully argued his strict liability claim in trial court... On appeal, R.J. Reynolds argues that the jury's conclusion should be overturned because the verdict either relies on a theory that all cigarettes are defective — an
Law360
added Oct 13, 2015 17:31
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House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market. A spending bill approved by a House subco
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2015 22:47
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Smoke-free Air in Switzerland: A campaign case study (PDF)

By implementing change at the local level, these organizations are not only protecting their constituents, but also creating an example for the rest of the country to follow. Local laws in Switzerland have been and will continue to be a catalyst for c
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 11:38
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Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes at Many Job Sites

As a bulletin last month from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health pointed out, 20.4 percent of nonsmoking workers say they encounter secondhand smoke at least once a week. A separate U.S. study determined that 10 percent are exposed
FairWarning
added May 19, 2015 05:28
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Illinois Supreme Court revisits lawsuit against tobacco company

The case goes back to the Illinois Supreme Court for a second time when oral arguments are heard Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The proceeding was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
WQAD-TV (Moline, IL)
added May 19, 2015 00:29
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