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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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[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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[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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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, 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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[Florida] Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: Status: In Progress

10/03/14 PM 01:30 PM EDT Control_play_blue Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et a 10/03/14 AM 08:17 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:21
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