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[Florida] Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law. Katsas was arguing for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit filed by Phil Marotta whose father all
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:31
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[Florida] $55M in punitive damages award against four tobacco companies overturned due to attorney misconduct

The Florida Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a new opinion overturning a nearly $55 million punitive damages award against four tobacco companies and ordering a new trial based primarily on its finding that the cumulative effect of plaintif
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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[Florida] $35M Award Hammers Tobacco Giants in Trial over Airline Worker’s Fatal Cancer

Jurors awarded $35 million to the widower of an airline worker...includes $10 million in compensatory damages issued last Friday and Tuesday's $25 million punitive award, divided equally against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA, makers of the cigarette
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 23, 2015 22:23
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Florida appeals court revives $12.3 mln award for Engle plaintiff

reinstated $12.3 million in damages for the daughter of a deceased smoker, ruling that the trial court had erred by granting R.J. Reynolds' motion to toss a jury verdict finding the company had fraudulently concealed the dangers of cigarettes. In a unani
Reuters
added Nov 13, 2015 02:39
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[Florida] Tobacco Titans Slapped with $10.5M Verdict in Lung Cancer Case

The award includes a $9 million punitive verdict jurors leveled Friday against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Lorillard in John McCoy's Engle progeny suit against the tobacco makers. Last Monday, jurors awarded McCoy $1.5 million in compensatory dama
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2015 13:32
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[Spain, USA] Cuba detente set to be a stimulant for Tabacalera’s US business

“Given the indisputable recognition of Cuban tobacco and its unique portfolio of brands, I think Habanos can capture 20 to 30 per cent of the US cigar market in the first three of four years,” he says.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:23
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[North Carolina] Can Imperial compete with Reynolds and Altria? For Greensboro’s sake, it better

in her written dissent, FTC Commissioner Linda Brill also laid out the perils...Imperial is getting only Reynolds' and Lorillard’s weakest brands — including Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick--while Reynolds gets Newport, the top-selling menthol cigarette
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Jun 10, 2015 11:42
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[USA] FEATURE -What's in a name? Cuban cigars plant legal seeds for US future

fighting for more than a decade to protect his catchy Cuban brand name, Guantanamera, from Cuban government trademark lawyers. ...Montagne is one of more than a dozen cigar makers in the United States that Cuba's state-owned tobacco company has tried to b
Reuters
added May 6, 2015 13:24
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 7, 2015 12:42
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Syria launches cigar business as war rolls on

In Syria's northwestern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year. The workers are employed by the state-run General Tobacco Compa
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:47
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