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[Florida] Hundreds of Engle lawsuits thrown out

A Florida appeals court has dismissed nearly 10 percent of the pending Engle progeny lawsuits against U.S. tobacco manufacturers, citing improper claim submissions by a law firm. The court's ruling Wednesday affects 750 Engle lawsuits filed by The Wilner
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 12, 2014 10:35
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[Pennsylvania] Roll-your-own cigarette shops move to form private smoking clubs

Owners of several tobacco shops that charged customers to use $35,000 cigarette-rolling machines until changes in federal law made the practice illegal are looking to establish private smoking clubs. Like other fraternal organizations, the nonprofit smo
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Dec 27, 2012 12:31
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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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[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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[Asia, Canada, Europe, USA] Professor David Sweanor to Give Keynote Address at 22nd Century Group Annual Shareholder Meeting; Company Releases Letter to Shareholders

“The FDA should quickly move to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive level. If we reduce the level of the stimulus, we reduce the craving. It is the ultimate harm reduction strategy.” ... 22nd Century is in the rare position of having a v
Business Wire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:36
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