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[Texas] Historic tobacco case revisited: biggest litigation win ever or a complete scam?

Teen smoking plummeted, but cigarettes are just as addictive and dangerous and the tobacco companies are more profitable than ever. The trial lawyers representing Texas got filthy rich. And Dan Morales? He married a former exotic dancer, lost his bid f
Dallas Morning News
added Apr 16, 2016 11:19
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'Your boss is a crook!' The phone call that sent Texas AG Dan Morales to prison

Potter refused to discuss the tobacco litigation and his role in the criminal investigation of Morales for 18 years. This week, he gave a series of exclusive interviews to The Texas Lawbook on the 20th anniversary of the filing of the Texas tobacco lawsui
Dallas Morning News
added Apr 16, 2016 11:19
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EDITORIAL: Our View: Texas Supreme Court says smaller tobacco companies also must pay

Why you should care: Tobacco is a destructive product to its consumers, but all companies should share equally in reimbursing states for costs for its health damages.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Apr 15, 2016 11:54
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[Texas] Rapper Post Malone grabs Justin Bieber by the throat... after popstar stubs cigarette out on his arm

Malone appears to grab Justin Bieber by the throat in a Houston nightclub. The incident occurred in the early hours of April 10, 2016, while Bieber was partying with pals in the VIP area of Che nightclub.
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:31
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[Texas] VIDEO: E-Cigarette Chemical Reason for Caution?

A certain chemical found in e-cigarettes and refill liquids could lead to a disease nicknamed "Popcorn Lungs." "Popcorn lung is basically a scarring of the inner lining of the lungs, of the bronchioles," Keivin Swanson, Public Health Specialist
KTRE_TV (Lufkin, TX)
added Apr 8, 2016 04:57
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[Texas] Port Arthur City council approves smoking ban

city council voted to institute a smoking ban inside city limits. This effort was led by city councilwoman Tiffany Hamilton. A representative of the American Cancer Society spoke to council saying "second hand smoke can be annoying and deadly."
KHOU CBS 11 (Houston, TX)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:50
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[Texas] Smoke-free ordinance passes in Port Arthur

city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a city ordinance that would prohibit smoking in workplaces... "Smoke-Free Port Arthur is grateful to the city council for taking this step to protect workers and residents of Port Arthur from the health ef
KFDM-TV CBS Channel 6 (Beaumont, TX)
added Apr 6, 2016 20:47
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Texas Supreme Court says tobacco tax doesn't violate state constitution

ruled Friday that a tax on products made by tobacco companies that did not participate in a previous multibillion-dollar settlement intended to offset the state's costs for smoking-related diseases does not violate the state's constitution.
Reuters
added Apr 4, 2016 16:04
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TEXAS v. TEXAS SMALL TOBACCO COALITION, AND GLOBAL TOBACCO, INC.: ON PETITION FOR REVIEW FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Our Equal and Uniform Clause caselaw explains that “only an extreme and clear case . . . would justify an interference by the courts with the legislative action.”60 This is not that case. Whatever may be said of the tax, it is not “an arbitrary, unreasona
Texas Judicial Branch
added Apr 4, 2016 15:40
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'Small Tobacco' Tax Upheld By Texas Supreme Court ($$)

rejected argument that a tax on “small tobacco” companies not part of the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement violated the state constitution’s equal and uniform taxation clause, finding Texas had a rational basis for the tax scheme.
Law360
added Apr 4, 2016 15:33
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