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[Pennsylvania] Lawyer Sanctioned $1M Over Smoking Reference

Defense attorney Nancy Raynor has been sanctioned for close to $1 million for allowing a defense expert to make a prohibited reference to smoking in a lung cancer-related medical malpractice case that resulted in a mistrial... no doctors informed her of t
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 6, 2014 15:44
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[Africa] Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

has ordered the nation’s remaining white farmers to be booted off their farms in order that the land be given to black Zimbabweans. In the harshest official policy on race and land reform in a country that has been close to bankruptcy, the 90-year old au
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 6, 2014 22:13
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Indonesia to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties ($$)

Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in international tribunals, amid a growing global backlash against such provisions.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:53
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State AGs Win Right to Sue Corporations in State Court

State attorneys general who have been aggressively pursuing companies for alleged violations of their antitrust and consumer protection laws scored a major victory on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuits belong in state, not fede
National Law Journal
added Jan 15, 2014 08:27
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[District of Columbia] For D.C. Circuit Nominee, Credentials Are Not The Controversy

It was almost as if Patricia Millett didn't have to show up for her confirmation hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The fight about her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit isn't about her.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jul 11, 2013 11:38
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Being Inactive Kills as Many as Cigarettes

Note that the global mortality burden of physical inactivity is similar to that of cigarette smoking (>5.3 million deaths/year versus 5 million deaths/year).
MedPage Today
added Jul 18, 2012 11:07
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[Mississippi] VIDEO: The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

Now, some 20 years later, Moore has another health crisis on his mind -- and another corporate target: the makers of opioids. "Tobacco, somebody smokes a cigarette, it might be 30 years, 40 years before the disease process works and kills them," Moore sa
CBS News.com
added Feb 25, 2018 16:34
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[Canada] P.E.I. marijuana business expects jobs, production to blossom after purchase

The purchase of Canada’s Island Garden by a large American company will allow P.E.I.’s pot plant to grow exponentially, says the company’s president and CEO. ... How wonderful is it to have U.S. tobacco-leaf merchant Alliance One International Inc. acqui
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Feb 14, 2018 03:50
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Canadians spent C$5.7 billion on cannabis in 2017: Statistics Canada

Canadians’ spending on cannabis was well below 2016 levels for alcohol at C$22.3 billion and tobacco at C$16 billion.
Reuters
added Jan 25, 2018 23:34
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[Canada] Legal age to smoke pot in Manitoba to be 19; home-growing will be banned

Manitoba plans to set 19 as the minimum age to buy and use recreational marijuana once it’s legalized in July, but people would not be allowed to grow it at home for their own use. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said the homegrown prohibition is aime
Canadian Press
added Dec 6, 2017 00:00
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