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[Florida] Connecticut Top Court: Longshore Ruling Precludes Employer’s Asbestos Defense ($$)

precludes the employer from relitigating the issue, the Connecticut Supreme Court held...Welch testified that while tobacco use contributed to the decedent’s lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:36
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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[UK] Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

The number of vapers in Great Britain has topped three million for the first time - four times the number in 2012, according to a survey by Action on Smoking and Health. Most use e-cigarettes because they have quit smoking and 40% are smokers who are tr
BBC Online
added Sep 14, 2018 17:20
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VIDEO: FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

For more on today’s action by the [FDA], I’m joined by...Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Well, what we have access to right now is data that demonstrates to us that there’s nothing short of an epidemic of use among teenagers. We knew use was rising among high scho
PBS
added Sep 14, 2018 03:27
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New York’s Tribal Cigarette Tax Ruling Heads To High Court ($$)

U.S. Supreme Court intervention is needed to correct a New York appeals court’s decision allowing the state to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on an Indian reservation to nontribal members because the ruling goes against state law and an 1842 treaty, a
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Philip Morris Win In Engle Case ($$)

do not need to show they were both a resident and a citizen of Florida when they got sick to belong to the original Engle class...said smokers and their representatives suing tobacco companies do not need to show that the smoker was both a resident and a
Law360
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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Rare Asbestos-Tobacco Trial Opens In Massachusetts ($$)

A Boston jury on Sept. 7 heard opening arguments in a rare lung cancer trial involving tobacco and asbestos defendants (Louis Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, USA, et al., No. 1581CV05255, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL AVAILABLE
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[China] Juul Gets Restraining Order on Fake Chinese E-Cigarettes

The company filed trademark claims against 30 entities in China for selling counterfeit Juul-brand devices and nicotine pods on EBay Inc., according to a statement Tuesday. Juul was granted a temporary restraining order late last month by a judge in fede
Bloomberg News
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Asia, India] Tamil Nadu bans e-cigarettes

It was a follow up of an announcement made by health minister C Vijay Baskar in the state assembly on June 14. The minister said, “The ads of electronic cigarettes claim that they will not cause any harm. The Tamil Nadu government has already banned ch
Times of India
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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FDA campaign a potential win for large tobacco companies, some observers say

“We do wonder how satisfactory any plan will be, given that teens report having easy access to a whole host of products that are viewed as dangerous, in particular when consumed by underage consumers,” Azer said. Azer’s report cited a national Blue Matr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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