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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco manufacturers request Supreme Court tackle MSA arbitration settlement

The nation's largest tobacco manufacturers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affecting $120 million in Master Settlement Agreement money. A writ of certiorari was filed April 21 by R.J. Reynolds Toba
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 2, 2016 19:43
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS’ SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ JOINT SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s judgment of what he thinks “parents ought to want” is not one this Court can impose on parents in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:11
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[Pennsylvania] Big Tobacco Urges Justices To Review $125M Award To Pa. ($$)

tobacco companies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing Pennsylvania to receive a $125 million payment as part of a nationwide settlement over smoking-related health costs, saying a lower court exceeded its authority by altering
Law360
added Apr 30, 2016 16:11
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[Virginia] Justices Hint Bribery Law Goes Too Far In McDonnell Case ($$)

A skeptical U.S. Supreme Court pushed back Wednesday at the federal government's broad definition of "official acts" that can support a bribery charge, even floating the idea it could throw out the statute underlying former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's b
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 21:48
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., COMMONWEALTH BRANDS, INC., ET AL., v. COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania (PDF)

In this multi-hundred-million-dollar dispute under the landmark tobacco MSA, the state court below invalidated as “irrational” an arbitration award that had been unanimously issued by a Panel of three former federal judges, including Judge Abner Mikva of
Jones Day
added May 13, 2016 19:50
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[Virginia] McDonnell v. United States: On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER (PDF)

THE GOVERNMENT’S DEFINITION OF OFFICIAL ACTION IS BARRED, BASELESS, AND BOUNDLESS...The Government Rejects This Court’s Unanimous Sun-Diamond Decision...The Evidence Fails Under The Correct Legal Rule... The Jury Instructions Failed To Convey The Correct
Jones Day
added May 16, 2016 20:29
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY v. JANICE L. SIKES: Opinion filed April 12, 2016. An appeal from the Circuit Court for Duval County. (PDF)

Underlying Ms. Sikes’ argument is a fairness argument that Reynolds should not receive the benefit of 90-day stay under United States Supreme Court rules for filing a petition if it does not ultimately file a petition. But in this case, we recognize that
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 13, 2016 22:48
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Stay Of Engle Case Amid High Court Appeal ($$)

ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred in denying R.J. Reynolds an automatic stay while the tobacco company considers whether to review U.S. Supreme Court review of a $5.5 million decision against it in an Engle...
Law360
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29
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[Illinois] Philip Morris Skipped Facts In $10B Judgment Row, Class Says ($$)

A class of smokers claiming a biased Illinois high court justice caused the rejection of a $10 billion trial court judgment against Philip Morris USA over its labels shot back at the company’s arguments that its claims are total fiction, telling the U.S.
Law360
added Apr 12, 2016 14:49
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[Illinois] Philip Morris to SCOTUS: Don’t revisit corporate money in judicial elections

If the Supreme Court is interested in revisiting the issue of campaign contributions and the appearance of judicial bias, it has a vehicle. In January, Illinois state court class action plaintiffs who won a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris in 2
Reuters
added Mar 29, 2016 17:14
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