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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. successfully moved to strike a juror for his “inability to understand English” (Myron Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds
plaintiffs claim defendants caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
The order, part of a long-running lawsuit against the cigarette companies, also requires them to attach the same statements to cigarette packages for two weeks at a time, for a total of twelve weeks over two years. The order will also apply to any social
three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice last week as a first step in seeking Suprem
Attorneys battled Friday over whether nicotine addiction and a conspiracy to hide smoking’s dangers caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006848. “It’s almost a 50-year conspiracy
A federal court has dismissed a case challenging the FDA’s allowance of the word “natural” in Natural American Spirit’s (“NAS”) product packaging and labeling. The Plaintiff lacks standing to sue under Article III, § 2, of the U.S. Constitution, which li
The city of Topeka has appealed a Shawnee County District Court ruling banning an increase in the age to purchase tobacco and has asked the Kansas Supreme Court take the case rather than working it through the traditional appeals process. Judge Franklin
Defendants and the Remedies Parties will not interfere with or impede a user’s ability to print or copy the Website Corrective Statements…will affix to cigarette packaging…an “onsert” containing one of the Corrective Statements
claims defendants fraudulently concealed the dangers of smoking and furthered her husband’s addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused her husband’s lung cancer and death.
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