Category: Litigation

California sues Juul

California sues Juul

| November 19, 2019

California is suing Juul Labs for marketing its products directly to underage teenagers and failing to include health warnings.

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Damages in Engle case

Damages in Engle case

| November 18, 2019

Jurors ordered RJR and PM to pay $148 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award in the death of a Florida smoker to $157 million.

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Engaging in dialogue

Engaging in dialogue

| November 11, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with representatives of the country’s largest tobacco manufacturers in Ukraine to discuss the challenges facing their business.

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Contaminated shipment

Contaminated shipment

| October 30, 2019

A former Juul Labs executive is alleging in a lawsuit that the company shipped 1 million contaminated pods without informing consumers or issuing a recall.

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RJR not liable

RJR not liable

| October 29, 2019

A Florida state court jury has cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. of responsibility for a long-time smoker’s cancer death.

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Ban halted

Ban halted

| October 29, 2019

A judge has overturned Utah’s emergency rule banning the sale of flavored ejuices.

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Ban needs fixing

Ban needs fixing

| October 22, 2019

A Massachusetts judge on Monday said he would bar the state from enforcing its ban on nicotine vapor product sales unless several defects are addressed.

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Referred to court

Referred to court

| October 16, 2019

The European Commission has referred Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for failing to apply the minimum EU excise duty on cigarettes.

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Fine challenged

Fine challenged

| October 14, 2019

The Tedis distribution company and several tobacco manufacturers will challenge a decision by Ukraine’s Anti-Monopoly Committee to fine them UAH6.5 billion ($263.4 million) for anti-competitive actions.

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Ban survives challenge

Ban survives challenge

| October 7, 2019

A U.S. District Court has rejected a temporary restraining order sought by the vapor industry to halt a four-month ban on the sale of vapor products in Massachusetts.

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RJR ordered to pay up

RJR ordered to pay up

| October 1, 2019

A court has ruled that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has wrongfully failed to pay Minnesota millions of dollars it owes under the 1998 tobacco settlement.

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Juul withdraws from ballot

Juul withdraws from ballot

| October 1, 2019

Juul Labs will end its support for a ballot measure that would roll back San Francisco, California’s, ban on e-cigarettes.

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Damages awarded

Damages awarded

| September 30, 2019

A Massachusetts jury ordered Philip Morris USA to pay nearly $9.7 million to a smoker suffering from lung cancer.

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Flavor ban upheld

Flavor ban upheld

| September 30, 2019

A court has denied a request by the vapor industry to delay New York’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales.

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Halting pod sales

Halting pod sales

| September 23, 2019

A court has temporarily suspended sales of Juul cartridges in Germany, citing incorrect nicotine disclosures and missing recycling statements.

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Juul ban sought

Juul ban sought

| July 26, 2019

Schlesinger Law Firm has filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking a U.S. federal court in Florida to ban the sale of Juul electronic cigarettes across the United States.

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Creditor protection granted

Creditor protection granted

| March 25, 2019

Philip Morris International says that its subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, having successfully filed for creditor protection, will be able to carry on with minimal disruption.

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Seeking a grand settlement

Seeking a grand settlement

| March 13, 2019

Facing possible court awards that exceed its assets, Imperial Tobacco Canada is seeking to resolve all outstanding Canadian tobacco litigation under a court-supervised process.

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Creditor protection granted

Creditor protection granted

| March 11, 2019

Japan Tobacco Inc. says that its subsidiary JTIMacdonald Corp, having successfully filed for protection from its creditors, will be able to carry on with its business as normal.

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Slowly does it

Slowly does it

| March 8, 2019

A 2020 date has been set for the issuance in the US of a final rule on graphic, cigarette-pack health warnings, which were a requirement of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act.

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