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[Canada] Tobacco company threatens legal showdown over plain packaging bill

In a submission to the Senate committee studying bill S-5, Imperial Tobacco warns that if it isn’t amended, the industry will fight for its right to brand its products. “Plain packaging represents an unprecedented assault on commercial expression and al
iPolitics (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:14
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[Florida] Courts Side With Smokers’ Families In Tobacco Cases

Florida’s top courts Thursday ruled against the tobacco industry ... The punitive-damages case, decided by the 1st District Court of Appeal, stemmed from the 1995 death of Frank Townsend ... the state Supreme Court sided ... with Karen Capone, the widow o
NorthEscambia.com (Walnut Hill, FL)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:09
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[Florida] $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: “Are You Awake Now?”

The widow who won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds talks to TIME about the suit and what she hopes the victory will accomplish... “Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2014 15:30
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[Africa, Australia] Zambia, Zim and Malawi oppose stiffer legislation on tobacco

SOUTHERN African countries have opposed stiffer tobacco legislation to compel them to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Francois van der Merwe, chief executive officer of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), said the countries,
Zambia Post (zm)
added Nov 1, 2013 14:59
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[Florida] Professor: Tobacco Ruling 'Almost Like a Neutron Bomb'

Eleventh Circuit's ruling, that federal law doesn't allow the use of those findings, "is almost like a neutron bomb for the Engle-type cases," said Sergio Campos, a law professor at the University of Miami...., "a lot of cases are going to just disappear.
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:44
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[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22
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[Florida] Fed judge: Fla. man missed chance to file tobacco lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a man who sued tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over the 1990 death of his wife. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven on Friday granted summary judgment to the two companies in a case bro
Legal NewsLine
added Oct 1, 2012 17:05
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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Africa, Namibia] Support for public smoking ban

With the Tobacco Products Control Act No 1 of 2010 to be gazetted next month, after which it will be enforced, effectively banning people from smoking in public places, a random survey by New Era yesterday indicates that many people fully support what the
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added Mar 5, 2014 13:38
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[New York] A new light for roll-your-own fans

Tax loophole restarts cigarette rolling machines, but foes rally their forces to collect levy . . . To use the machine, customers now pay $5 to join a smoking club
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Oct 8, 2012 14:12
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