The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a court decision striking down the Food and Drug Administration’s new graphic warnings on cigarette packages on First Amendment grounds.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a $20 million product liability judgment against R.J. Reynolds and Liggett Group, declining the tobacco giants’ invitation to decide whether Florida’s procedures for handling smoker claims violate due process.
A cigarette company may have made promises in advertising for a rewards program that customers could enforce in a breach of contract suit, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The daughter of a cigarette smoker who died from lung cancer failed to show that she suffered compensatory damages in an amount that would justify a multi-million dollar jury verdict, the Florida Court of Appeal has ruled.
The defense triumphed in the first individual tobacco trial held in Florida federal court.
Plaintiffs in the ongoing Engle tobacco litigation have scored two consecutive victories.
Jurors in Pensacola County and Highland County, Fla. awarded compensatory and punitive damages to the families of Mattie Ward and Claire Hallgren. Ward’s estate was awarded $2.7 million and Hallgren’s estate received $3.5 million.
WASHINGTON – A federal district court in Washington has blocked a federal rule requiring graphic warnings to be placed on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the United States.
A trial court properly instructed the jury on the preclusive findings in the Engle litigation and submitted the remaining elements of each legal theory to the jury for its determination, the Florida Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a $1.2 million verdict.
A tobacco company must pay $28 million to a woman who was diagnosed with cancer after smoking cigarettes for over 25 years, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut has ruled in denying a motion for a new trial.
WASHINGTON – A group of tobacco companies has filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration, claiming that the new rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising is unconstitutional.