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Efforts by a wrongful death plaintiff to overturn a Florida judge’s order disqualifying the Ferraro Firm from further representing her in litigation against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were unsuccessful on Sept. 5, when the First
A combination of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and exposure to an auto parts company’s asbestos-laden brakes caused a man’s fatal lung cancer, counsel for the man’s widow told a Boston jury during Friday opening statements.
a state ban on corporate contributions to political campaigns, parties and candidate-focused political action committees, in an opinion definitively stating that giving businesses direct influence in elections poses a legitimate threat of corruption.
American Heart Association and others urge a Maryland federal judge to reject claims by the [FDA] that the groups lack Article III standing to challenge the “Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” (Ame
Summary In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related illness.
A Florida appeals court weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing fight to disqualify a law firm battling Philip Morris in dozens of smokers’ lawsuits, ruling that the trial court did not err when it disqualified the firm because it had hired a lawyer who had d
to finish designing full-color, graphic warning labels that were due seven years ago under a law mandating the ugly imagery of tobacco’s health consequences be placed on cigarette packs and advertisements. Admonishing the FDA for wasting four years “wher
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information about the Company’s business and prospects, and specifically that: (1) Philip Morris was e
We reject Defendants’ due process arguments because…the use of the Engle findings to establish the conduct elements of the progeny plaintiffs’ tort claims is a constitutionally permissible application of res judicata. We reject Defendants’ assertion t
the due process rights of tobacco companies are not violated when juries in smokers’ trials rely on the original Engle jury’s determinations to find for individual plaintiffs on their claims that the companies concealed the health risks of smoking to the
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