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Reynolds loses another “Engle” case in Florida

A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom... Stephen Pope, managing partner for Spotlight Ideas in London, said the remaining tobacco manufacturers’ Engle exp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 16:06
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[Florida] Fla. Court Halts Suits By Engle Opt-Out Plaintiffs ($$)

In three separate rulings, Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the statute of limitations on the claims by the three plaintiffs began to run in 1997 when they opted out of the Engle v. Liggett Group class, which was decertified in 2006 by the F
Law360
added Jan 6, 2014 13:35
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Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09
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[Canada] Tobacco litigation languishes as industry wins battle over privilege

The court has struck portions of the Ontario government’s statement of claim in its ongoing $50-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry because it may not use statements made to House of Commons committees in either a civil action or criminal prosec
Law Times (Reuters) (ca)
added Jun 30, 2014 11:03
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[Florida] Hernando County jury awards ex-smoker almost $12.6 million

John Rizzuto waited six years to get his day in court. He sat through two weeks of testimony and trial. And, finally, he spent six agonizing hours waiting for a jury to determine whether the makers of the cigarettes he smoked for decades were partially to
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Aug 25, 2013 09:01
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[North Carolina] Odds improve for Reynolds-Lorillard merger

The odds have climbed to 90 percent for federal approval of Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc., a Wells Fargo Securities analyst said Monday. Bonnie Herzog raised her projection from 80 percent based in large part from recent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] High Court's Denial Spurs Big Tobacco To Look Beyond Engle ($$)

a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Law360
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear tobacco manufacturers’ appeal

“The cigarette companies have two choices left in Florida: either spend the next century continuing to lose around 65-70 percent of its cases, or working to fairly settle them and bring some closure to those 8,000 or so victims who have been waiting more
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2013 04:03
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1M Award For Smoker's Family ($$)

said a trial court correctly ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. to pay all of a $1 million judgment to the family of a deceased smoker despite a jury's finding that he was partly liable for his smoking-induced ailments.
Law360
added Jun 25, 2013 07:09
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[Moldova] The machine that flooded UK with 7billion fake fags

Detectives from Imperial Tobacco traced “Machine 18” to the tiny Moldovan breakaway state of Transnistria — dubbed the most lawless place in Europe. ... Imperial believes there are 90 other machines used by gangs worldwide, but added: “With Border Agency
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Mar 27, 2013 10:54
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