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Posted 1 year ago in Products Liability by Janet Raasch  
E-Cigarettes in Legal Limbo

Smokers know that they can’t light up in most public places. Kids know that they cannot purchase cigarettes if they are under 18. Cigarette manufacturers understand that there are restrictions on how they advertise. There are many rules governing the use of traditional tobacco products. But what happens when a smoker lights up an e-cigarette, a kid buys an e-cigarette or a manufacturer advertises an e-cigarette? Currently, most of the rules do not apply.   What Is an E-Cigarette? An …

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Posted 1 year ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Lisa Reilly  
The Hookah Lounge War Is On [Video]

  There are hundreds of hookah lounges in the U-S, mostly in college towns and urban areas. The lounges have enjoyed an exemption to clean indoor air laws because they have defined themselves as “tobacco shops.”No more.Lawyers.com videojournalist Lisa Reilly reports the hookah lounge war is on. The front line is here in Boston. After allowing a few lounges to open, the city has clamped down and passed a law that forces all of the city’s hookah lounges to shut …

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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Richard Dahl  
Big Tobacco Takes a $75 Million Hit

Anti-tobacco forces and the plaintiffs’ bar are hailing a recent $75-million Florida jury verdict for the survivor of a man who died of lung cancer 20 years ago as a landmark in the fight to bring tobacco companies to justice. Although plaintiffs have been mostly successful in cases that have gone to trial since the Florida Supreme Court paved the way with an important ruling in 2006, none can match the scope of the victory achieved by plaintiff Marvine Calloway …

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Posted 3 years ago in Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Tobacco Companies Get Smoked in Court

Big tobacco companies are exposed to billions of dollars in damages in Florida smokers’ lawsuits now that the they’ve lost their attempt to overturn multi-million dollar verdicts when the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear their appeal. The high court let stand four verdicts in favor of smokers, totaling over $53 million, including a $28.3 million award to Mathilde Martin for the death of her husband, Benny, from lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking Camels and Lucky Strikes. …

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