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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Slam Use Of Engle Findings In 11th Circ. ($$)

told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s findings are “useless” for establishing a Florida man’s strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that allowing him to rely on the determinations would violate their
Law360
added Jun 8, 2016 19:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Stay Of Engle Case Amid High Court Appeal ($$)

ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred in denying R.J. Reynolds an automatic stay while the tobacco company considers whether to review U.S. Supreme Court review of a $5.5 million decision against it in an Engle...
Law360
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Wins $1M In Fees From RJR, Liggett ($$)

judge ruled Ward was entitled to reasonable fees for expenses incurred proving basic, already decided facts the defendants had refused to admit — such as the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine, and that nicotine is addictive — during the jury trial in
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 03:18
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[Africa, UK] ASHALL: My experience with British American Tobacco’s shameful behaviour in Ethiopia

BAT) was aware and fully involved in getting those posters on poor storefronts in Addis, even though BAT knew that advertising cigarettes was against Ethiopian law. Indeed, British American Tobacco ignored all of my attempts to contact them through thei
The Great Tobacco Plague - A doctor's experience of the world's biggest preventable killer (Dr Frank Ashall blog)
added Oct 29, 2015 13:19
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[Canada] MAHOOD/ASHLEY/TURCOTTE: The Harper government’s anti-smoking strategy has been a failure

Canadians will live or die, by the thousands, based upon the priority that governments assign to the tobacco file. Unfortunately, Canada is no longer showing world leadership. It is playing the role of a tobacco industry enabler
iPolitics (ca)
added Oct 17, 2015 11:10
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[Asia-pacific] U.S. submits compromise on anti-tobacco laws under Pacific trade deal

Governments will be allowed to block tobacco companies from suing over anti-smoking measures under a U.S. proposal being debated by Pacific trading partners as part of a free trade deal spanning a dozen countries.
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 17:08
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[Florida] Tobacco Firms Cleared of Liability in $50M Trial Over Smoker's Deadly Lung Cancer

Jurors rejected Alicia Suarez’s claim that her husband Pio Suarez’s fatal lung cancer stemmed from an addiction to nicotine in cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. Alicia Suarez had sought up to $50 million in compensatory damages, plus un
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:01
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[Asia, India] Gutkha, pan masala banned in Haryana, says health minister

manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutkha, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco and similar products containing tobacco have been completely banned in the state. The minister said that other products containing tobacco available in marke
Hindustan Times (in)
added Sep 10, 2015 13:20
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked with $750K Verdict in Widower's Suit Over Fatal Lung Cancer

awarded a Florida widower $750,000 for the death of his wife, after finding that her four decades of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but not the company’s marketing tactics, caused her fatal lung cancer. Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-30058-CIC.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2015 14:37
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Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

Washington state would become the first in the country to ban tobacco for everyone under age 21 under a plan announced Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Ferguson and lawmakers from the state House and Senate said bills to raise the state’s smok
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 22, 2015 11:32
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