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ILLINOIS BILL WOULD ALLOW FOR CITIES TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL TOBACCO TAXES

there’s a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would reverse that law. H.B. 1241 was introduced by Rep. Michael J. Madigan, R-Chicago. If passed it wouldn’t mean Chicago’s added OTP tax, which never went into effect, would then suddenly become in ef
HalfWheel
added Apr 10, 2017 16:09
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[Florida] Justices Deal Blow To Tobacco Industry

Ruling in a Broward County case that involved the lung-cancer death of a smoker, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not prevent strict-liability and negligence claims in what are known as "Engle progeny" lawsuits in Florida.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:50
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Florida Supreme Court: Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

affirmed trial court’s judgment in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff after answering a certified question from a lower appellate court finding that federal law does not preempt negligence and strict liability claims because those claims do not hinder th
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52
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Florida Supreme Court: Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

Florida Supreme Court on April 6 affirmed trial court’s judgment in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff after answering a certified question from a lower appellate court finding that federal law does not preempt negligence and strict liability claims beca
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 9, 2017 15:15
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. E-Cig Tax Battle Belongs In State Court, Vape Shop Says ($$)

A Pennsylvania vape shop challenging a state tax on “unsavory inventory,” including e-cigarettes and their components, argued Friday that the case should be moved from federal court back to state court, arguing that its questions regarding the U.S. Consti
Law360
added Apr 8, 2017 22:08
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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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