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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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Jury In U.S. Virgin Islands Sides With Tobacco Plaintiffs, Awards $113 Million ($$)

among the largest verdicts ever rendered in individual tobacco litigation, two juries...in four separate verdicts issued in August ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay the children of two parents $113 million, including a $30 million punitive damage a
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 29, 2018 06:50
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[Caribbean, Virgin Islands] St. Thomas juries award $113 million in smoking lawsuits ($$)

A first-of-its-kind consolidated trial in a lawsuit over the deaths of two territorial residents from cigarette smoke awarded $113 million in damages, lawyers in the case say. The civil trial involved two separate six-person juries hearing arguments in t
Virgin Islands Daily News (vg)
added Aug 28, 2018 05:06
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[Virgin Islands] Reynolds faces $113 million in Newport lawsuit damages

has been tagged with jury verdicts worth a combined $113.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages for lawsuits involving Newport cigarettes in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The verdicts were disclosed Friday by the Public Health Advocacy Institute, a re
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 26, 2018 16:48
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[Virgin Islands] RJ Reynolds Hit With $113M Verdicts In Simultaneous Trials ($$)

Two U.S. Virgin Islands juries have hit R.J. Reynolds with a pair of verdicts totaling $113.3 million in two cases alleging Newport cigarettes' marketing was responsible for a smoker's addiction and later death from smoking-related illness, following a co
Law360
added Aug 25, 2018 14:45
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[Virgin Islands] TOBACCO TAX INCREASE PROPOSED IN VIRGINIA

A bill seeking a significant overhaul of taxes in the Commonwealth of Virginia is calling for an increase in the state’s tobacco tax on cigars and other tobacco products from 10 to 23 percent of the wholesale price. S.B. 390 addresses numerous facets of
HalfWheel
added Jan 18, 2018 01:58
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[Caribbean, Virgin Islands] DOH LAUNCHES SMOKE-FREE CAMPAIGN

The USVI Department of Health (D.O.H.) officially launched its “Be Smoke-Free Tobacco Campaign,” with the posting of billboards in select areas on St. Croix (Hannah’s Rest, Villa Lorraine and Sunny Isle Shopping Center), D.O.H. announced today. The camp
Virgin Islands Consortium (vi)
added Jul 28, 2017 15:05
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Virgin Islands State Court Judge Consolidates 2 Tobacco Suits ($$)

ordered the consolidation of two separate wrongful death suits against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for trial because they present nearly identical issues of law against the same defendant (Jevon Gerald v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. ST-10-CV-631, Christi
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:43
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[Caribbean, Virgin Islands] Health Department won't clarify anti-smoking initiative

A spokeswoman for the V.I. Health Department abruptly ended an interview about measures taken to enforce a smoking ban on Tuesday. Health Department spokeswoman Nykole Tyson hung up on The Daily News when she heard notes being taken during an interview
Virgin Islands Daily News (vg)
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34
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US Virgin Islands to crack down on smoking in public places

will start dispatching health authorities to businesses and anyone caught breaking the law will face fines ranging from $200 to $500. They also said businesses without "No Smoking" signs will be fined at least $1,000. The announcement comes as the U.S.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 24, 2016 14:26
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