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Court won't hear Scruggs appeal

The high court on Monday decided not to hear from the architect of the multibillion dollar tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s. Scruggs was convicted of improperly influencing a Mississippi judge,
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2013 17:36
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[Florida] US Supreme Court deals devastating blow to the cigarette industry and settlement value of nearly 8,000 pending Engle cases rises dramatically

Tobacco Product Liability Project’s Senior Attorney, Ed Sweda, said,”the tobacco companies’ long-repeated claim that the procedure for trying Engle Progeny cases violates their Due Process rights is now legally dead. The rights of the victims of these co
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:39
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[Florida] Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision

“Although we are disappointed by the decision, we will continue to challenge the constitutionality of these trials as appropriate,” added Garnick. “Even under the current rulings, we have demonstrated our ability to manage these cases over the last five
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2013 04:13
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s Engle Appeal Falls Flat In High Court ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday kept thousands of suits against tobacco companies alive by refusing to take up the appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision allowing members of the landmark Engle class action to use findings from that case in their individual su
Law360
added Oct 8, 2013 04:09
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Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court in Florida Case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the tobacco industry’s appeal of a Florida ruling that may help thousands of smokers sue cigarette makers over smoking-related illnesses.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 8, 2013 03:59
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[Washington] Editorial: Keep campaign-finance limits

it is more logical to assume the flood of contributions in circulation only fuels and encourages the maverick behavior that led to the implosion of budget proceedings and the government shutdown. Those self-absorbed pols on Capitol Hill are not thinking a
Seattle (WA) Times
added Oct 9, 2013 22:14
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KRETZMANN: Coal Cash, Climate Denial Fuel 'Citizens United 2'

What does he want to do with the increased access and influence this will buy him in Washington? Likely much of the same thing he has been doing -- advocate for his coal industry and peddle climate denial.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 10, 2013 23:26
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[Kentucky] Republicans Tap New Talent to Argue Key Campaign Case

Murphy will argue against the constitutionality of aggregate contribution limits contained in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. ... overturn the landmark 1976 ruling Buckley v. Valeo ... The court ... granted 10 minutes to Sen. Mitch McConnell
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Sep 26, 2013 23:35
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Seek Supreme Court Cert in Engle Case

Lawyers for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc., and Liggett Group LLC filed their petition for a writ of certiorari on August 9. (Hat tip: Law 360.)
AmericanLawyer.com
added Aug 17, 2013 11:13
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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