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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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[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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AF's updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Now, an updated Air Force instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation's leading cause of death. "The Air Force is committed to promoting Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF), and tobacco free living is a
U.S. Air Force
added Apr 1, 2015 18:04
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Suffer $10M Blow In Engle Trial ($$)

compensatory damages verdict for Rose Pollari... The jury found that Paul Pollari was addicted to nicotine and that his cigarette smoking was the cause of his fatal lung cancer, allocating 42.5 percent of the responsibility for his smoking-related ailment
Law360
added Mar 25, 2015 12:04
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[Canada] And then there were Ten: Nova Scotia files lawsuit against tobacco companies

Nestled on page 21 of their 10K filing was a bit of news relevant to Canada... There seems to have been little fanfare around this event. I could find no press release or other communication on the Government of Nova Scotia's web-site. Nor was it mention
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Feb 24, 2015 13:52
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight To Keep 'Tortious' Conduct Off Engle Trial ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other tobacco giants fought Saturday to preserve two court orders so far finding that evidence of their conduct after a smoker kicked the habit in the 1970s should be kept from an upcoming Engle trial this month.
Law360
added Feb 3, 2015 20:00
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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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[Florida] Philip Morris Fights For New Trial After $27M Verdict

said that the court has a duty to correct the award of roughly $6 million on compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a result.
Law360
added Dec 3, 2014 19:06
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