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Citing Schoeff, Florida Panel Orders $37.5 Million Tobacco Verdict Reinstated ($$)

ourt of Appeal on July 11 directed a trial court to reinstate the full $37.5 million award rendered by jurors following a third trial in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Schoeff v.
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 16, 2018 15:24
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Alliance One International, Inc. Proposes Change in Corporate Name to Pyxus International, Inc.

On February 8, 2018, the company announced an ambitious transformation plan, called "One Tomorrow," intended to drive future growth opportunities and reshape its brand as the trusted provider of responsibly-produced, independently-verified, sustainable,
PR Newswire
added Jul 16, 2018 15:19
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes

Bishop Ruperto Santos said the July 5 decision by a regional trial court (RTC) ... The lawsuit was filed by Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), an organization of cigarette manufacturers. “We only seek that these [tobacco control] measures be consistent
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:11
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[North Carolina] It is legal for kids to work on tobacco farms, but it can make them sick

“It’s kind of a legacy in eastern North Carolina,” Castillo tells Here & Now’s Robin Young. “Either your neighbor owns a farm, or a relative owns a farm. Tobacco obviously is part of that heritage, and kids have been working in it, farmers will tell you,
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:21
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FOX: How the Supreme Court Unleashed Business

Lewis Powell’s appointment in 1971 marked a sea change for corporate America. It’s his seat that Brett Kavanaugh now hopes to fill...Powell —...a member of multiple corporate boards of directors, including that of tobacco giant Philip Morris (now Altria
Bloomberg News
added Jul 16, 2018 15:24
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EXCLUSIVE: Forget coke, try smokes: How tobacco smugglers are flooding Australia with illegal cigarettes costing HALF the price of the legal product - and more arrive with every government-mandated price rise

Sophisticated Lebanese and Asian crime syndicates are flooding Australia with millions of illegal cigarettes and shiploads of tobacco. And there is 'no doubt' massive tax hikes - which will soon push up the price of packets of smokes close to $40 - are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 15:23
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[UK] Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to quit after prescriptions of products to help them stop plummeted by 75% over the last decade, according to a report. GPs are the most common first port of call for smokers who want to b
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:42
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] AG told to close case in overlong Dalligate bribery prosecution

A high court ruling has declared that the man accused of trading in influence and complicity in the request of a €60 million bribe from a Swedish tobacco company, had his human rights breached when the Attorney General refused to declare his evidence clo
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:32
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[Israel] Palestine: Unregulated tobacco industry on the rise

With high unemployment in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians are turning to the informal tobacco market, in which the required water - restricted by Israel - to cultivate is low and demand is high.
Al Jazeera
added Jul 16, 2018 15:51
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[Canada] Supreme Court imposes consistency on access to data.

Six months after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court of Canada today weighed in favour of the provincial government of British Columbia, In a unanimous decision written by Justice Russell Brown, Canada's highest court upset two previous decisions m
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:45
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