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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

MVPJones Day's Stephanie Parker has been R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s go-to attorney since she began trying cases for it 15 years ago, and as its lead defense counsel, she has helped it win cases even in the post-Engle litigation landscape, including the f
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 23:11
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CHEN: Jones Day Is Not Amused

Sharyl Reisman, the hiring partner at Jones Day, took umbrage at my post about the firm's recent hiring of seven Supreme Court clerks. Here is Reisman's letter (it was also addressed to Aric Press, ALM's editor in chief), followed by my response.
AmericanLawyer.com
added Nov 21, 2014 17:35
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Says Using Engle Findings Violates Federal Law

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday argued before the Eleventh Circuit that Engle progeny plaintiffs cannot rely on the findings of that landmark suit to establish their strict liability and negligence claims against the tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 12:48
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Hookah smokers and nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at higher risk for leukemia

Hookah smokers are exposed not only to the tobacco smoke but also to toxic and carcinogenic emissions generated from the burning coal that's used to heat the tobacco, Kassem said. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, in
The Oregonian
added Nov 21, 2014 12:47
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[Michigan] Investigative journalist talks media coverage of tobacco industry

Charles Lewis discussed the history of investigative journalism in the tobacco industry during a lecture titled “The Truth About the Lies.” Lewis, a former investigative reporter for ABC News and producer of the CBS program “60 Minutes,” is the founder o
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Nov 21, 2014 12:05
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[Germany] German court: e-cigarette liquids not medicines

federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that produce an odorless vapor which typically contains nicotine, and sometimes flavorings. The F
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:56
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[Denmark] Supreme Court sides with tobacco companies

In the first lawsuit of its kind in Denmark, the Supreme Court rules against a long-term smoker's claims ... “Tobacco companies are not responsible for permanent damage that comes from long-term cigarette smoking,” the court wrote in its ruling according
The Local (dk)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:33
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[Denmark, UK] Danish Supreme Court clears tobacco firms in case filed by ex-smoker

that two tobacco companies were not responsible for health problems suffered by a longtime smoker. Allan Lykke Jensen, 67, smoked for almost 50 years and had sought damages of 53,000 kroner (8,900 dollars) for health issues that included heart problems.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa) (de)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:07
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[UK-Scotland] Sick crooks push cheap cigarettes on Facebook laced with potentially life-threatening chemicals

The anonymity of the internet and its reach means authorities are now faced with tackling a new front in the war on cheap counterfeit cigarettes and rolling tobacco. Earlier this month, the Record revealed how fake cigarettes laced with radioactive mate
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 20, 2014 21:23
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[Belgium] Effectiveness of the Electronic Cigarette: An Eight-Week Flemish Study with Six-Month Follow-up on Smoking Reduction, Craving and Experienced Benefits and Complaints [FREE FULL TEXT]

In a series of controlled lab sessions with e-cig naïve tobacco smokers, second generation e-cigs were shown to be immediately and highly effective in reducing abstinence induced cigarette craving and withdrawal symptoms, while not resulting in increases
MDPI AG (ch)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:01
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