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[Canada, California] Attorney General Becerra Cracks Down on Tobacco Company for Selling Illegal Cigarettes

filed a lawsuit against a Canadian cigarette manufacturer, Grand River Enterprises Six Nations (GRE), for failing to comply with California laws regarding tobacco sales and illegally selling the product in California. In filing this lawsuit, the Attorney
California Attorney General's Office
added Jul 13, 2017 21:07
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Accused of Responsibility for Woman's Fatal Cancer, as Trial Begins

A woman’s hopeless addiction to cigarettes was driven by tobacco deceit that led to her fatal lung cancer, an attorney for the woman’s widower said ...Santoro v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 24, 2017 17:16
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E-Cig Makers Grilled On Challenge To FDA Rules ($$)

faced a skeptical D.C. federal judge Tuesday, who questioned their arguments that the Food and Drug Administration cannot apply tobacco rules to their products. Nicopure Labs LLC, along with a trade group of e-cigarette makers, sought to convince U.S. Di
Law360
added Oct 11, 2016 21:33
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[Florida] In Tobacco Cases, Sanctions Against Law Firms Like King & Spalding Are Rare

Thomas decided on his own to consider sanctions against King & Spalding Atlanta attorney W Randall Bassett for introducing information about a similar case’s verdict—information the judge said was also false—while representing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. T
Law.com
added Aug 30, 2016 02:20
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FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law

Agents have interviewed at least two lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquids used in electronic smoking devices. “They asked me if I knew of anything anyone might have gotten out of this legislation,” said state Sen. Phil Boots, who said he talked to an
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Aug 23, 2016 22:18
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[Pennsylvania] Vape shops, tobacco users, downloaders, hit with taxes

Small neighborhood vape shops might have a harder time staying open now that Pennsylvania will tax their products in the same way as other tobacco products... Some tobacco products, such as smokeless and loose tobacco, also face new taxes. Smoking substi
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 15, 2016 12:24
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[Florida] Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Because PM USA acknowledges that I have already rejected many of its arguments, I discuss most fully PM USA’s argument that federal law impliedly preempts Mrs. Berger’s negligence and strict liability claims.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 9, 2016 10:47
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[North Carolina] ITG Brands begins layoffs; 20 salaried employees cut in Greensboro

"When the reciprocal manufacturing agreement we have with Reynolds winds down, production will be further reduced," ITG said Feb. 17. Newport's cigarette volume was 32.9 billion sticks in fiscal 2014. By comparison, the cigarette volume of the four tradi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 18, 2016 20:09
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[Canada] Smokers asking courts to force Big Tobacco to set aside billions

lawyers are once again asking Quebec's courts to order the companies to set aside a substantial cash reserve immediately. Rob Cunningham, a lawyer for the Canadian Cancer Society, is now in court arguing the tobacco companies should immediately set aside
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 6, 2015 15:19
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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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