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[Florida] Smoker suits against Reynolds clear legal hurdle

Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that thousands of lawsuits can continue against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The decision appears to increase the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court may choose to address the legal disputes in the future. Reyn
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Apr 8, 2017 21:39
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Claims Not Preempted, Fla. High Court Says ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs from bringing strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco companies, dealing another blow to the companies fighting the smokers' suits.
Law360
added Apr 7, 2017 18:55
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:38
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43
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[Florida] PIEROBON: Benefits of tobacco-free outdoors should spark change

The Florida Legislature should enact legislation to allow local communities to legally designate tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas, or better yet, make all beaches and state parks tobacco-free.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 8, 2017 23:42
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The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws

the National League of Cities released a report tracking an outbreak of state laws stepping on and nullifying local progressive laws and policies across the country. The picture it paints in seven key areas is shocking to anyone who believes in local demo
AlterNet.org
added Mar 3, 2017 13:23
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VIDEO: Lawmakers vote to repeal Indiana's 'Smoker's Bill of Rights'

Lawmakers are seeking repeal of Indiana’s 1991 “Smokers Bill of Rights” which says employers can’t refuse to hire smokers... It costs business owners in the US more than $5,800 to employ a smoker, according to research from Ohio State University.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Mar 3, 2017 13:20
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[Indiana] Common Council to meet 7 p.m. Monday for "smoke free" resolution; members clash on approach

Kokomo Common Council has set a meeting time to vote on a resolution that would allow a Howard County smoking ban ordinance to supersede city code. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall to act on the “Resolution in Support of Smoke Free Ind
Kokomo (IN) Tribune
added Mar 3, 2017 03:26
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[Florida] Hollywood to post signs urging people not to smoke at beach, parks

You’ll soon start seeing signs like these at the beach and parks throughout Hollywood encouraging people not to smoke. But smokers have the right to ignore the signs and puff away to their heart’s content. In Florida, only state legislators can ban sm
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 17, 2017 21:21
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[Michigan] Ann Arbor official expects city to 'vigorously defend' its Tobacco 21 law

Just because Michigan's attorney general argues Ann Arbor's new tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law, that doesn't mean the ordinance is invalidated, says City Council Member Julie Grand. Grand, D-3rd Ward, sponsored the ordinance that makes 21 the
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Feb 8, 2017 03:18
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