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Beards in Prison Hold Next Religion Test for Supreme Court

In their Supreme Court brief, Arkansas officials listed other kinds of contraband that might be hidden in beards: needles, pieces of wire, broken glass, gum, caulk, tobacco, marijuana and powdered drugs. The officials told the justices that they should no
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 12:24
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[Florida] Tobacco’s costly legal waiting game takes $20 million hit

attorneys who said they have watched cigarette companies relentlessly drag out litigation don’t share Sweda’s optimism that settlement talks with tobacco lawyers are in their futures. ”I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” said attorney James Gustaf
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2014 10:49
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[Florida] Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Supreme Court’s Cert Denial in Engle Tobacco Cases in Law360

Mr. Kenny explained that tobacco companies may attempt to advance the same argument in other states that they raised in their petition for certiorari: that allowing the Engle jury’s “generic” findings about cigarette smoking to apply in thousands of cases
Blackwell Burke P.A.
added Jun 23, 2014 21:11
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[Florida] Appeals exhausted, Big Tobacco must pay $15 million to family of dead Volusia smoker

Supreme Court’s decision means tobacco companies must pay about $40 million in the 11 Florida cases within the next 30 days, Gale said. A lot more tobacco litigation is on the way. Gale is handling 60 cases before Circuit Judge Robert K. Rouse Jr. in De
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Jun 18, 2014 13:17
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[Florida] High Court's Denial Spurs Big Tobacco To Look Beyond Engle ($$)

a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Law360
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55
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[Florida] The Supreme Court Has, Again, Denied A Review of Petitions That Seek to Challenge Individual Damages Verdicts in Tobacco Lawsuits, Parker Waichman Comments

“We are happy to see that the High Court continues to let stand the original verdicts in the ongoing Engle litigation,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP....The 10 petitions were denied without comment or noted dissents (Order
PR Web
added Jun 13, 2014 15:34
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Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court on Florida Suits

The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to intervene in the Florida tobacco litigation. The justices rejected a similar appeal in October. Lawyers for the smokers and their families urged the Supreme Court to turn away the latest appeals as well. They
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jun 10, 2014 20:46
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Florida smokers about to get big pay day

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. wanted the court to review cases in which smokers won large damage awards without having to prove that the companies sold a defective and dangerous product or hid the risks of smo
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 08:51
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[Florida] Justices Reject Big Tobacco Bid To Snuff Engle Progeny Suits ($$)

The justices have never taken up a tobacco company’s appeal of any adverse ruling in the Engle progeny cases, which stem from the Florida Supreme Court’s monumental 2006 ruling that decertified a class of 700,000 smokers and their... To view the full art
Law360
added Jun 9, 2014 22:04
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Supreme Court leaves intact Florida verdicts against tobacco companies

By turning away the cases, the high court left intact the rulings against R.J. Reynolds, part of Reynolds American Inc , and one against Lorillard Inc. The individual verdicts vary in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $25 million. The high c
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2014 19:08
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