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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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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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[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, Massachusetts] There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Newer cases are getting filed; law is still being made. Fresh evidence of this appears in a Dec. 5 decision of the First District Court of Appeal. In an action brought by an Alachua County woman who has lung cancer, the court reversed a directed verdict
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 29, 2014 21:01
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