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Florida Panel Orders Hearing Over Engle Progeny Attorney Disqualification ($$)

suit to determine if a law firm should be disqualified from representing a plaintiff because one of its former attorneys had previously worked as an attorney defending tobacco companies in such cases (Dolores Balaban v. Philip Morris USA Inc.,
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 21, 2018 16:50
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[Europe, Malta] ECJ ruling set to end 10-year 'mouth tobacco' lobbying saga

Swedish Match appears increasingly unlikely to be permitted to sell its 'snus' mouth tobacco product across the EU any time soon. Almost ten years after it had sought out Malta's then European Commissioner for health to lift the ban, it suffered another
EUobserver.com
added Apr 21, 2018 01:56
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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] Multimillion-dollar tobacco verdict upheld

A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict...in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[New York] Cuomo signs law to halt free e-cigarette handouts to minors

The bill closed a loophole in a state law that had already banned the sale of e-cigarettes to people under 18 but still allowed their use as promotional items. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the bill's sponsor, said it was in response to c
New York Daily News
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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Physician: Tobacco company racketerring -- Oklahoma's story

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center will release a series of reports summarizing internal tobacco industry documents that tell the story — in the words of tobacco company executives and their lobbyists — of a highly successful 50-year campaign to influence O
The Oklahoman
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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Is Amazon Above the Law? Amazon Champions the Sale of Counterfeit Consumer Goods

Why Is Amazon Advertising Itself as a Source for Counterfeit Products?
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Apr 20, 2018 14:48
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Philip Morris International Will Stop Producing Cigarettes In Costa Rica

The company says the tax burden on cigarettes and the increase in illegal cigarette smuggling led to the closure of production in the country
QCOSTARICA.COM
added Apr 20, 2018 14:46
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[Netherlands] TOBACCO PRODUCER FINED FOR SPONSORING DUTCH STUDENT CLUBS

research reveled that JTI paid Dutch student associations to exclusively sell Winston and Camel brands in cigarette vending machines within the walls of the associations, according to the news wire. The NVWA investigation found that this was indeed the ca
NL Times (nl)
added Apr 20, 2018 00:10
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[Europe, UK] The price of Brexit

‘Without a home supplied product any tariffs applied to imported goods between the UK and EU as a result of Brexit will see massive cigarette retail price increases for UK consumers, leading to volume declines of as much as 21 percent by 2021,’ said Glob
Tobacco Reporter
added Apr 20, 2018 00:06
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