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Canada: Precedent-Setting Marlboro Decision Provides Guidance On Entitlement To Claim Profits In Trademark Infringement Cases

On March 23, 2015, the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris' profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This important decision for the parties w
Mondaq
added Mar 26, 2015 09:34
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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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DeWITT: Florida tobacco lawsuits may help kill the "enterprise of death"

But the legal fees and jury awards, which now total more than $500 million, will keep adding up, Schlesinger said. Their prices will be tacked on to cigarettes, which will mean fewer smokers, and less revenue, and less money for lobbyists and lawyers an
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2013 16:14
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FTC expected to approve $27B tobacco deal

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to approve Reynolds American’s $27 billion purchase of Lorillard by a vote of four to one, despite the objections of some agency staff, The Post has learned. The deal will combine the second- and third-largest cig
New York Post
added Apr 25, 2015 12:58
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[Malaysia] E-cigarette usage may lead to various chronic diseases

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the sale of e-cigarettes was an offence under the Poisons Act 1952 and the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984. He said those found guilty of selling and distributing the product and liquid nico
MySinchew.com (my)
added Jan 21, 2013 16:13
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[New York] Smoking out the cowboy 'Indians' Cigarettes produced on Canada’s native reserves are at the heart of ‘multinational’ smuggling

The 3,000-mile frontier with Canada has seen smuggling involving organised crime develop on a potentially global scale, with both governments apparently powerless to do anything about it. The smugglers’ commodity is tobacco, mostly ready-rolled cigarett
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] US Supreme Court ends decades of delays, demands Big Tobacco pay verdicts

Nearly two decades after a Volusia County woman stopped breathing, the tobacco company courts said owed her family $17 million now will have to pay, and there’s no more getting around it. Jacqueline Miller was 64, not yet retired as a caretaker, when
Florida Times-Union
added Jun 13, 2014 11:20
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Overview of Altria Group, Inc. and/or PM USA Tobacco-Related Litigation (PDF)

On April 22, 2014, the parties filed an amended proposed consent order and accompanying submission in the district court seeking entry of a revised agreement on the implementation details of the corrective communications remedy.
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 15, 2014 10:16
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court gets another tobacco question

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel on Wednesday split 2-1 in affirming a trial judge's refusal to allow punitive damages in an Alachua County case because fraud was not proven. A jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay Lucille Soffer $2 million
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2012 06:01
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