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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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FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41
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Justices Bar Michigan From Suing Tribe Over Casino

Michigan may not sue an Indian tribe to shut down a casino opened far from the tribe’s reservation...The ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in dissent, “renders the tribes largely litigation-proof” for activities as varied as gambling, cigarette sales,
New York Times
added May 28, 2014 14:09
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LEE: The Fatter the Wallet, the Louder the Voice

Politicians on both sides get set for the dole-outs post- 'McCutcheon,' and democracy is the loser....Permitting the wealthy few to monopolize the "marketplace of ideas," and drown out the voices of the nonwealthy many sways officials to forsake constitu
National Law Journal
added May 7, 2014 13:17
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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[Florida] US Supreme Court Rejects Big Tobacco Appeal

said a Philip Morris lawyer in a statement. “We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases.” They will have their hands full. “Other individual cases can proceed just like Douglas did with
Lawyers.com Blog
added Oct 15, 2013 16:10
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