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May 20, 2001 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key architect of the legal war on Big Tobacco has gone to court against two of the country's richest and best-known plaintiff lawyers, claiming they reneged on a pledge to cut him in on a fortune in legal fees.
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May 20, 2001 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key architect of the legal war on Big Tobacco has gone to court against two of the country's richest and best-known plaintiff lawyers, claiming they reneged on a pledge to cut him in on a fortune in legal fees.
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June 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Customers of certain New England convenience stores will have to prove they are of legal age to buy cigarettes, under a settlement announced in Boston, Richard Daynard, a Northeastern University law professor who chairs the Tobacco Product Liability Project, said the agreement settle a lawsuit his group filed in 1987 against the Waltham-based Store 24 chain.
NEWS
January 18, 1988
Documents allegedly detailing how the tobacco industry covered up the dangers of cigarettes for years could be revealed in a lawsuit filed by a veteran smoker who later died of lung cancer, attorneys in Newark, N.J., said. The case of Rose and Antonio Cipollone could show the inner workings of the tobacco industry in unprecedented detail, according to a follower of such tobacco liability suits. Rose Cipollone died in 1984.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1991 | From Reuters
Louisiana's highest court has overturned a ruling by a lower court that relieved American Tobacco Co. of liability for a smoker's cancer and ordered a trial to determine whether cigarettes are unreasonably dangerous. The Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled late Friday that a lower court erred when it dismissed a lawsuit filed by Robert Gilboy, who has lung and brain cancer, without a trial.
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November 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Attorneys for flight attendants have filed a $5-billion class-action lawsuit charging tobacco companies with causing cancer and other diseases in flight attendants, the attorneys said Thursday. It is apparently the first major lawsuit charging that tobacco companies are liable for disease in nonsmokers exposed to other people's tobacco smoke, said Richard Daynard, chairman of the Tobacco Products Liability Project at Northeastern University in Boston.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The nation's largest soft drink makers, under pressure from parents and health advocates, agreed Wednesday to halt almost all sales in elementary and middle schools. Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Cadbury Schweppes will sell only water, juice, tea and low-calorie drinks in schools under a deal brokered by former President Clinton and the American Heart Assn. The companies will limit soda sales in high schools to diet drinks, Clinton said.
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July 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
The health warnings on cigarette packs don't protect tobacco companies from liability lawsuits by smokers, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision runs counter to several federal appeals court rulings. Those decisions generally hold that the warnings, ordered by the government in 1966, absolve tobacco companies of responsibility in smokers' deaths.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1995 | From Reuters
A lawsuit was filed against makers of chewing tobacco and snuff Monday, accusing them of trying to hook young people in what experts said was the first action of its kind against the smokeless tobacco industry. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Wichita, Kan., against United States Tobacco Co. and other defendants, claims that manufacturers of smokeless tobacco promoted products to teen-agers and hid the addictive nature of nicotine.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Florida judge ruled Friday that state attorneys can proceed with racketeering claims in their massive lawsuit against the tobacco industry, a ruling that could enhance the state's case against cigarette makers and raise the possible damages. Circuit Court Judge Harold J. Cohen in West Palm Beach held that Florida's attorneys have stated a viable cause of action under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, which is similar to the federal statute of the same name.
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October 19, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Florida judge issued a significant pretrial decision Friday that could make it considerably easier for the state to win its massive lawsuit seeking reimbursement for about $1 billion spent treating smoking-related illnesses. Circuit Judge Harold J. Cohen of West Palm Beach ruled that Florida officials do not have to supply the names of 860,000 Medicaid patients who allegedly have been treated for these ailments.
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