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[Canada] Court rules against condo with smoking cigar

The recent court decision means condo boards must act quickly to deal with second-hand smoke complaints.... What happened to MacKay and Cheney was probably the worst example of second-hand smoke migration ever to reach a Canadian courtroom.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added May 30, 2014 04:34
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[Florida] Appeals exhausted, Big Tobacco must pay $15 million to family of dead Volusia smoker

Supreme Court’s decision means tobacco companies must pay about $40 million in the 11 Florida cases within the next 30 days, Gale said. A lot more tobacco litigation is on the way. Gale is handling 60 cases before Circuit Judge Robert K. Rouse Jr. in De
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Jun 18, 2014 13:17
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[Florida] BECK: In Smoking Cases, Interminable Delay Is the Real Due Process Violation

On Monday, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed a reply brief in an appeal it brought before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In Walker v. RJR ... Given that the Engle ruling is now seven years old, this due process issue should have been s
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 23, 2013 03:31
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[Canada] VIDEO: Quebec tables bill targeting e-cigarettes, smoking on patios

Quebec has introduced sweeping legislation that would extend the ban to patios and subject increasingly popular e-cigarettes to the same rules as other tobacco products. Flavoured tobacco would also be outlawed as would smoking in a vehicle if someone und
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 11, 2015 14:45
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Arkansas judge approves $29.1M payout in Marlboro case

Fox on Tuesday approved paying $29.1 million from a $45 million lawsuit settlement fund to 21,132 Marlboro Lights smokers and their lawyers. The fund was set up to end a 13-year-old class-action lawsuit accusing Philip Morris USA and parent company Altri
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Jan 18, 2017 19:18
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Ward lost his entitlement to fees and costs because he made a flawed settlement offer....The offer of judgment law, Florida Statutes Section 768.79, is intended to encourage settlement ...penalizes lawyers who rate an A- instead of an A in Draftsmanship
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 7, 2014 07:30
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[North Carolina] Lack of FTC news on Reynolds-Lorillard deal encourages investors

in the absence of public comment or regulatory filings from the companies or the FTC, investors may have reversed course with their sentiment on the deal. The companies said Jan. 20 they had achieved “certified substantial compliance” for additional regul
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2015 22:25
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[Florida] Fla. Court Throws Out $17M Award Against Big Tobacco ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed a $16.8 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the family of a woman who died of smoking-related diseases, ruling a trial court had prematurely declared her a member of
Law360
added May 13, 2013 04:12
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight Engle Suits At US Supreme Court ($$)

members of the landmark class action were allowed to use findings from that case in their individual suits... filed 10 separate petitions for writs of certiorari in the cases that stemmed from the Florida Supreme Court's 2006 decision in Engle v. Liggett
Law360
added Apr 3, 2014 13:26
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[Arkansas] Court says tobacco suit checks in mail

The checks are in the mail to the 20,521 Marlboro Lights smokers who are splitting $18 million paid to settle a lawsuit, a Friday court order states. Just more than 13,000 claimants are being paid 10 cents to 25 cents for every pack of Marlboro Lights o
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Apr 15, 2017 14:03
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