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[Florida] Fla. Court Restores $2M Verdict In Philip Morris Cancer Suit ($$)

In a 2-1 decision, Judges Fred A. Hazouri and Carole Y. Taylor said the lower court had been correct in determining that the statute of limitations hadn't run out, noting that the deceased woman's estate had claimed that smoking caused two separate and d
Law360
added Oct 19, 2012 17:56
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[Florida] $100M Engle Tobacco Deal Spawns Firm Fee Battle ($$)

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is being accused of trying to shirk a fee-sharing agreement with The Wilner Firm and seek a bigger cut of a $100 million settlement...Lieff Cabraser removed the cross-claim to federal court Tuesday, asserting that th
Law360
added Sep 16, 2015 17:27
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[Canada, China, Eastern Europe, UK] Is smoking finally on its way to being stamped out?

So, while the ruling doesn’t sound the death knell for Big Tobacco, it is a blow as the industry grapples with its biggest crisis in decades, with many of the biggest manufacturers scrambling for growth in an environment in which governments are increasi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 6, 2015 19:53
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[Florida] Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

"It's over. R.J. Reynolds got knocked in the head. They have to own up to it — they have not, they probably won't, but it's justice," Robinson told The Associated Press. Some legal experts even suggested the jurors in Florida, home to most of the nation
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:37
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Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco Cases

refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members. The Supreme Court did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the appeals, which were filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phi
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jun 9, 2014 17:02
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[Arkansas] 11,000 apply for share of $45M tobacco suit; at hearing in Little Rock, judge gives final OK

More than 11,000 Marlboro Lights smokers have applied for a share of a $45 million fund established to settle a Pulaski County lawsuit against cigarette-maker Phillip Morris. But how much of the settlement will be awarded to the smokers has yet to be de
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Nov 23, 2016 13:30
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[Canada] Day 224: James Heckman: the dismal scientist

"There is very little evidence that advertising has an effect – but the price of cigarettes, or whether or not parents are smokers, or the environment and peer effects are major determinants - even the education of the child." Even genetics could predet
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 15, 2014 06:36
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Florida Supreme Court OKs Change In Tobacco Cases After Smoker Dies ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court accepted a procedural change sought in tobacco cases after the smoker dies. A personal representative is allowed to amend the existing complaint to add the widow/widower and a wrongful death claim rather than starting a lawsuit
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:14
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Florida Supreme Court won't rehear tobacco case ($$)

Florida's high court effectively ended a test by smokers challenging the constitutionality of a cap on appellate bonds the industry is required to post.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 14, 2012 03:40
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[Hungary] Legislation gives gov't monopoly on tobacco sales

Parliament on Tuesday passed a law that establishes a state monopoly for retail sales of tobacco products from July 1, 2013. The bill, submitted by the ruling Fidesz party last December, requires a concession from the state to sell tobacco products in sh
realdeal.hu
added Sep 12, 2012 12:10
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