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Minnesota sued the $7 billion tobacco company that acquired the Kool, Winston, Salem and Maverick brands from the merger of R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard, claiming it is not making multimillion-dollar annual payments required by a settlement agreement. Min
“It’s clear from these allegations that the tobacco industry is feeling the pinch of reduced revenues through decline in smoking rates and we need to make sure they don’t find a way to reestablish themselves as part of our communities. A smokefree generat
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued a notice to the Chandigarh administration, along with Punjab and Haryana, to ban e-cigarettes, which carry nicotine. While issuing the notice, the court also observed that the youth of today has been in
A Kalamazoo man is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company because he claims an e-cigarette burned him. Ronald Sumner says that on July 1, 2016, an e-cigarette exploded, bursting into flames when he inhaled. The lawsuit says Sumner had third-degree chemical
This webinar will familiarize participants with JUUL, a relatively new, discreet, and best-selling e-cigarette brand that is very popular among youth and young adults. Policy, legal, and advocacy experts will describe JUUL and discuss concerns and emergi
I. SMOKING DEVASTATES THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND BURDENS THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM…II. COLLECTING CIGARETTE TAXES IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF REDUCING SMOKING, ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUTH…III. THE DISTRICT COURT’S CIVIIL PENALTY AWARD AGAINST UPS IS CONSTITUTIONA
When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) is modeled after Title VII, except that it substitutes age for the other protected categories. Like Title VII, the ADEA prohibits both disparate- treatment and disparate-impact forms of discrimination
1. When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively pre- sumed against that party in subsequent litigation? 2. Are strict-liability and negligence claims
2. Are strict-liability and negligence claims based on the findings by the class-action jury in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. preempted by the many federal statutes that manifested Congress’s intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the