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Celebrated Asbestos Trial Lawyer, Ron Motley, Dies at 68

he became a trailblazer for victims of the tobacco industry's bid to hide the dangerous additives of cigarettes, whose victories paved the way to more explicit cigarette packaging. Motley and his work saved countless lives, and for those lives inexplicabl
Mesothelioma.com (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Aug 23, 2013 01:59
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Hard-Charging Attorney Ronald Motley Dead at the Age of 68 - Law Blog

When you consider the cases that have made the plaintiffs’ bar what it is today — asbestos, tobacco and the like — one name nearly always comes up in conversation: Ronald Motley.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 23, 2013 01:58
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[South Carolina] From the Archives: Ness Motley Has Money to Burn

Ness Motley is the law firm whose partnership will collect the most in tobacco fees. For these lawyers who already had just about everything they wanted, what has the tobacco money bought?
AmericanLawyer.com
added Aug 23, 2013 01:55
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[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58
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[Nevada] ROLLY: Utah lawmakers' affair with big tobacco

Utah legislators, mostly Republicans, have received hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years from the big tobacco giants, which might explain their reluctance to do much to curb smoking and make it more expensive.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 17, 2013 13:33
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[California] EDITORIAL: Gov. could put stop to tax evasion on cigarette sales

In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, more than 11.6 billion cigarettes were sold in the United States without state excise tax being paid. Just one unlicensed distributor helped tobacco manufacturers avoid $5.5 million in escrow pay
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Aug 6, 2013 14:58
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FORMER MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE MOORE APPOINTED TO LEGACY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A nationally recognized voice on tobacco prevention, Moore brings extensive knowledge and background to the Legacy board and its mission to keep young people from smoking and helping all smokers quit.
American Legacy Foundation
added Jul 23, 2013 13:01
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[New Hampshire] Outside counsel fees help push NH litigation tab over $2.3m

Another costly case has been called "the tobacco litigation," in which the state has been fighting for its share of a national settlement with major tobacco companies at a cost $71,725 for outside counsel in 2013. One of the highest profile cases of th
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Jul 21, 2013 05:47
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As a Favor to Big Tobacco, Texas Taxes Just the Little Guys

Texas enacted an unconstitutional law that subjects only small tobacco companies to a tax of 55 cents per pack, the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition claims in court. The coalition sued General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs, in Travis County C
Courthouse News
added Jul 19, 2013 11:17
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[Texas] Small tobacco manufacturers sue over new tax

the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition maintains that lawmakers unfairly targeted its members by assessing a new fee only on their cigarettes. Major tobacco manufacturers have already been paying about the same amount as part of the state’s 1997 legal settleme
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Jul 19, 2013 00:17
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