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Ortega Premium Cigars has filed a lawsuit against Reynolds America, Inc. (RAI) over the latter’s use of the name Vibe. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Eddie Ortega, who is the sole owner of Ortega Prem
affirmed the dismissal of a woman’s suit accusing Minnesota of violating the Fifth Amendment by not allowing smokers to pursue claims against Philip Morris for allegedly misleading consumers about the health risks of light cigarettes, agreeing her claims
Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict…in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
The main question in this case is what happens when a deadlocked jury is instructed to reach whatever partial verdict it can—and to do so without any further deliberations. On the unusual facts of this case, I would hold that such an instruction leaves th
affirmed a $6.3 million verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. for contributing to the smoking-related lung cancer that killed an Army veteran in 1995 and devastated his wife and daughter. First District Court of Appeals Judges Bradford L. Thomas and Ros
04/17/2018…Case was originally scheduled as a motion hearing, but a status conference was held instead. All parties were present. The next status conference date has been set for 4/25/2018 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels (Nicotine ANPRM). Gottlieb’s announcement comes nearly eight months after the Agency unveiled its planned tob
affirmed an $11 million verdict for a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes made by a tobacco company and that her addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Elaine Jordan, No. 1D
Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Liti
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