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[West Virginia] A look back at WV tobacco litigation

More than a decade in the making and it's not over yet for West Virginia's tobacco litigation cases. A Kanawha County jury recently returned a verdict finding in favor of the defendant tobacco companies in all but one of six claims.
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added May 23, 2013 13:28
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[West Virginia] Big victory for Big Tobacco in Kanawha County

"It's virtually a complete defense victory," said Jeff Furr, attorney for R.J. Reynolds. The jury of five women and three men did not find evidence that punitive damages should be awarded. They also decided cigarette companies weren't negligent designing
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 16, 2013 09:16
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[West Virginia] If you smoke 'em he's got 'em

What does Boggs want his customers to remember about his business? “We are a one-stop tobacco shop,” he says. “If you can smoke it or chew it, Tobacco Town has got it.”
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Feb 10, 2013 11:17
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[West Virginia] Bowling: higher tobacco tax would lower smoking rates

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling agreed Tuesday that raising state tobacco taxes would reduce the state’s high rates of smoking and tobacco use. ..answering a question raised by Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, about the eff
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 28, 2015 13:38
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West Virginia Jury Rejects Most Claims and Punitive Damages in Consolidated Trial

A unanimous West Virginia jury today rejected all but one of the plaintiffs’ claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against the major tobacco companies. In reaching its decision, the jury also rejected the plaintif
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 15, 2013 15:17
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[West Virginia] Tobacco trial

Cigarette companies begin arguments today in a West Virginia lawsuit that accuses them of ignoring the health of smokers. The companies are hoping to cast doubt on a class-action claim that healthy smokers need free diagnostic tests to protect them from
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Nov 3, 2014 11:24
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[West Virginia] WVU Smoking Ban Being Challenged

A lawsuit has been filed to stop the enforcement of West Virginia University's campus-wide tobacco ban scheduled to begiin on July 1st. WVU research assistant Dennis Cole and student Kyle Gregory filed the suit in Monongalia County Circuit Court on Wedn
WAJR (Morgantown, WV)
added Jun 14, 2013 01:00
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[West Virginia] Jury in Kanawha County mostly sides with tobacco companies

After deliberating for about four hours, jurors sided almost entirely with tobacco companies Wednesday in a case that involved hundreds of West Virginia smokers.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 15, 2013 15:21
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[West Virginia] Closing arguments in tobacco trial moved to Tuesday

- Closing arguments in a huge tobacco lawsuit being held in Charleston have been moved to Tuesday, according to a court official. Jurors will decide if five major tobacco companies are liable to 700 West Virginia smokers who are trying to establish they
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 9, 2013 20:16
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[West Virginia] Senate committee advances bill to raise cigarette tax by $1

Senate Finance Committee members voted Wednesday to increase the governor's proposed state cigarette tax increase from 45 cents to $1 a pack — over concerns the higher amount will be even tougher to pass in the House of Delegates.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 18, 2017 00:01
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