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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Urges Court To Reinstate $20M Punitive Award ($$)

to reconsider a decision vacating her $20 million punitive damages win in the tobacco injury case, saying another judge in the same court upheld a similar $17 million verdict just last week...Berger asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his A
added Jun 25, 2015 20:37

Reynolds-Lorillard deal may hinge on corrective statements

The final legal piece permitting Reynolds American Inc.’s $29.1 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc. appears to be Reynolds agreeing to run corrective marketing statements that would have been Lorillard’s responsibility. The federal judge who signed Monday
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 10, 2015 19:39

[Europe, USA, New York] Circuit Declines En Banc Review of RJR Nabisco Ruling

Second Circuit judges who argued against allowing the European Community to pursue civil racketeering claims against RJR Nabisco for an alleged global money laundering conspiracy have lost their bid to have the full court decide the issue. A majority of t
New York Law Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 11:00

[Florida] VIDEOS: Vila v. Philip Morris

In this Engle progeny tobacco proceeding, plaintiff, Jose M. Vila, claims defendant tobacco manufacturer, Philip Morris, concealed the dangers of its cigarettes while furthering an addiction to nicotine that caused Vila's smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 10, 2015 15:20

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of November 10

After jurors were unable to reach a verdict in three hours of deliberations Friday afternoon, proceedings recessed for the weekend in Diane Schleider’s suit stemming from her husband Andrew’s 1997 cancer death.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 17, 2014 01:16

Study links childhood obesity to tobacco smoke and air pollution

The latest study, this one from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), shows increased weight gain during adolescence in children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke or near-roadway air pollution, compared to children with no expos
Consumer Affairs
added Nov 12, 2014 15:19

Multiple tobacco product use among US adolescents and young adults [FREE FULL TEXT]

Nearly half of current adolescent and young adult tobacco users in this study engaged in dual and multiple tobacco product use; the majority of them used products that fall outside current FDA regulatory authority. This study supports FDA deeming of these
Tobacco Control
added Nov 10, 2014 21:09

US: Tobacco Giant's Move Could Reduce Child Labor

will begin buying US-grown tobacco exclusively through third-party leaf supply companies, rather than directly from tobacco farmers. This change will require the world’s largest tobacco leaf suppliers – Alliance One International and Universal Corporation
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 5, 2014 11:26

[Florida] VIDEOS: Bryant v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al

defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering Hayward Bryant Sr's. addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused his smoking-related disease. Outcome Verdict for the Defense
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 27, 2014 14:11

[UK] Julia Donaldson's cigar-smoking new character ignites contoversy

Julia Donaldson has said that she would "never encourage smoking in a children's book" after some readers went online to complain about her inclusion of a ne'er-do-well scarecrow character who attempts to impress a lady by blowing smoke rings in her new b
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:45
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