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[India] Nitish Kumar makes tobacco tax free in Bihar, draws flak

The Bihar government has decided to make tobacco tax free in the state, making a complete mockery of the Centre's anti-tobacco drive worth crores of rupees. The decision was taken after tobacco farmers reportedly met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and compl
OneIndia.com (in)
added Oct 16, 2013 09:05
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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $30M Tobacco Award Despite Misgivings ($$)

affirmed a $10 million compensatory damages award and $20 million punitive damages award for Vernell Smith … judges said that despite the thin evidentiary basis for such a large award in the case, they reluctantly had to affirm the judgment under the prec
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 12:16
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[Canada] Vape at Your Own Risk: Company-Ordered Recalls and the Lack of Regulation in the Canadian E-Cigarette Industry

Flavour Crafters...received a 26-page report from a chemical analysis laboratory... on Flavour Crafters' line of e-liquids, found one of them to contain a chemical linked to a devastating respiratory disease, and led the London, Ontario company to rapidly
Vice.com
added Mar 30, 2015 21:35
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[Florida] Tobacco’s costly legal waiting game takes $20 million hit

attorneys who said they have watched cigarette companies relentlessly drag out litigation don’t share Sweda’s optimism that settlement talks with tobacco lawyers are in their futures. ”I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” said attorney James Gustaf
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2014 10:49
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[Florida] Plainitffs' Firms Push 11th Circ. To Uphold Engle Findings ($$)

More than 30 law firms representing plaintiffs in Engle tobacco litigation urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to reject R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s contention that the cases violate its due process rights, arguing that such a finding would threaten t
Law360
added May 15, 2013 08:47
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FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41
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[Washington] Roll your own cigarette store find loophole to open back up

President Obama signed a part of the Highway Transportation Bill . . . So Alexander and other owners across the country found a loophole with the help of lawyers, changing the store fronts from retail locations to Private Member Only Clubs.
KNDO-TV (Yakima, WA)
added Sep 14, 2012 07:40
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
Law360
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38
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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's $37M Win Against Philip Morris Upheld ($$)

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $37 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case brought by a smoker who claimed cigarettes caused her emphysema, saying a trial judge properly refused to overturn a jury's verdict against t
Law360
added Jul 3, 2012 01:44
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FDA may reveal heightened electronic cigarette regulations today

The Food and Drug Administration could reveal today its long-awaited second phase of heightened regulations on tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, according to anti-smoking advocates. The first phase was revealed i
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 5, 2016 11:45
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