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plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company's concealment of smoking's risks led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 20, 2017 15:24

Where is reason and consistency in Health Canada's proposed menthol cigarette ban?

Health Canada is abandoning any pretense of evidence-based decision making and regulatory consistency as the department seeks to ban menthol cigarettes while simultaneously pursuing the legalization of marijuana, claiming in both cases that it is in the i
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jan 20, 2017 03:09

[Florida] FL Appeals Court Orders Cuts in Pair of Awards Against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris

A Florida appellate court this week cut a pair of Engle awards against the country’s two biggest tobacco companies, after concluding the trial judge in each case erred in not reducing their compensatory damages.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 7, 2017 02:31

Florida Appellate Panel Remands Engle Suit To Disqualify Plaintiff’s Attorney ($$)

found a trial court erred in denying Philip Morris USA Inc.’s motion to dismiss the law firm representing her because one of her attorneys previously represented Philip Morris in similar lawsuits, which prevents him from being the plaintiff’s attorney und
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 9, 2016 05:07

[Florida] Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law. Katsas was arguing for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit filed by Phil Marotta whose father all
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:31

[Florida] $55M in punitive damages award against four tobacco companies overturned due to attorney misconduct

The Florida Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a new opinion overturning a nearly $55 million punitive damages award against four tobacco companies and ordering a new trial based primarily on its finding that the cumulative effect of plaintif
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54

Tobacco War Lobbying Documents (PDF)
added Sep 2, 2016 16:24

[Florida] Jury Hits R.J. Reynolds for $5M in Widow's Suit over Fatal Cancer

Jurors sided with the widow of a longtime Florida smoker who died of lung cancer, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and rejecting claims by the tobacco company that the lawsuit was time-barred. Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-47118.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:23

Altria's Companies Prepare for Deeming Rule Compliance / The FDA and tobacco player resolve the issue of "mild."

The new provisions under the rule will mostly affect two of Altria's operating companies, Nu Mark LLC (e-vapor) and John Middleton Co. (cigars). "We believe we are well-prepared for these regulations, and Nu Mark and John Middleton are working now to co
Convenience Store News
added Jul 28, 2016 13:59

[Canada] Ask and you shall receive!

A gift arrived for me from Toronto late last week in the form of a USB key containing the key documents in the Ontario cost-recover action. Among these were the statements of defence by the industry that were produced after Ontario Superior Court Case
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 27, 2016 21:23
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