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Chile anti-smoking bill has tobacco industry on edge

A tough anti-smoking bill is trying to get nicotine-hooked Chile to kick the habit, but has provoked a backlash from the powerful tobacco industry. The bill would force cigarette makers to use identical packaging covered in chilling anti-smoking ads, lim
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 19, 2015 10:48
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $6M Over Lung Cancer Death ($$)

The jury found Richard Aycock was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds and that smoking the cigarettes had caused his death. They held the tobacco company 72.5 percent responsible for Aycock’s death and awarded $5.9 million to his widow,
Law360
added Apr 24, 2013 09:54
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[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16
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[Czech Republic, Europe] Czech government approves ban on smoking in restaurants and bars

Czech government approved a draft bill to ban smoking in restaurants and bars and move the country into line with restrictions in place in much of the European Union. The Czech Republic is the last EU member to allow unrestricted smoking in restaurants. P
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:39
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Ditches Appeals In 2 Engle Cases [FREE FULL TEXT]

t said in two per curiam decisions that it would dismiss the review of two Fourth District Court of Appeals rulings that upheld the two verdicts of $600,000 and $775,000 against the tobacco company in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Brown and R.J. Reynolds T
Law360
added Mar 19, 2014 15:06
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[UK] Government revives ‘bigger' and ‘cleverer’ Stoptober anti-smoking push

The Department of Health is reviving its multi-million pound anti-smoking Stoptober initiative to try to convince more than 160,000 smokers to quit for at least a month. The Movember-inspired campaign, developed by the DoH’s executive body Public Health
Marketing Week (uk)
added Sep 9, 2013 06:31
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[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and juries that hear most smoking cases in Florida. The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court that had refused to grant judgment as a matter of law to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 21:29
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For tobacco litigation, Massachusetts is the place ($$)

In those two decisions, the SJC has clearly articulated the position that cigarette manufacturers get no special protection on the basis that they have addicted their customers who continue to smoke despite knowing that smoking is harmful. The SJC’s unan
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
added Jan 27, 2014 14:09
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

As R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s top gun in nearly 1,200 Engle progeny cases, Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker has spent the last year scoring a string of low or complete defense verdicts in high-profile tobacco liability trials, earning her a spot among Law360
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 11:40
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[Florida] BISHOP v. RJR, ET AL.

We reverse the trial court's order granting summary judgment, but decline to rule on the issue raised in the cross-appeal. We also affirm, without comment, the trial court’s discovery order challenged on appeal.
Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal
added Sep 1, 2012 14:05
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