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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

[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

U.S. Supreme Court will not review motion in West Virginia smokers lawsuits

Ed Sweda...“The fact that this writ was denied does not necessarily mean that similar writs in the future will also be denied, nor does it serve as precedent since there is no Supreme Court decision on the issue.” There were initially 1,164 complaints, of
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 10, 2015 17:02

[West Virginia] W.Va. Supreme Court Affirms Judgment For Big Tobacco ($$)

The judgment upheld in Monday’s decision was for part one of the trial, according to the opinion. A second part of the trial, in which separate individual juries, judge or judges will independently address issues unique to each plaintiff’s compensatory da
added Nov 3, 2014 21:08

[West Virginia] Study says smoking bans beneficial to state

Contrary to popular belief, indoor smoking bans have been good for West Virginia businesses, according to a recently released federal study.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
added Aug 12, 2013 09:26

[West Virginia] Tobacco companies face judgment

Jurors selected from what could be the largest panel ever assembled in the state's history are expected to begin deciding next week whether tobacco companies are liable to West Virginia smokers.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 8, 2013 01:54

[Canada, Virginia, West Virginia] Fahd Hamood Aljahaf and Muneer Kaid Khaled of New York sentenced in cigarette smuggling operation

collaborated to facilitate a trafficking network designed profit from the unlawful sale of contraband cigarettes. The defendants transported large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale. The cigarettes were acquired in V
Indo-Canadian Voice (ca)
added May 18, 2016 19:35

[West Virginia] LETTER: Tobacco industry must come clean

It is well past time for policy makers and court adjudicators to make the tobacco industry come clean, for tobacco prevention and cessation, as well as strong tobacco product taxation and other policies to be given more than just lip service in West Virgi
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 1, 2013 12:44

[West Virginia] Virginia business owner ordered to forfeit $14.3 million for cigarette smuggling

A Clear Brook, Va. business owner was sentenced Wednesday to two years and six months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $14.2 million for unlawful cigarette smuggling. Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh also ordered Charanjit Singh, also known
Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail
added Aug 4, 2018 18:53

[West Virginia] Tobacco liability trial goes to jury

Hundreds of W.Va. smokers suing companies, alleging harm from cigarettes
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 15, 2013 17:20
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