|Federal Court Dismisses Falise Case Against Tobacco Companies
|NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 1999--A federal court in New York has dismissed the massive Falise case filed against the tobacco industry by the Johns-Manville Trust, ruling there was no federal court jurisdiction.
|Fla. Court Moves On Engle Case
|MIAMI (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court Wednesday signaled it might block a giant lump-sum damage award hanging over cigarette companies, boosting tobacco stocks hurt by investor concerns about a massive sick-smokers' lawsuit.
|Doctor Targets Tobacco Cos. Claims
|MIAMI (AP) -- A former U.S. surgeon general, contradicting statements made by tobacco attorneys, testified Wednesday that two people at the center of a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the nation's top cigarette makers got cancer from smoking.
|Disney Snuffs Out Most Smoking At U.S. Theme Parks
|ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Just months after banning tobacco sales at its U.S. theme parks, Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it will now tighten smoking restrictions at the famous tourist attractions in Florida and California.
|Florida man seeks to reverse loss of tobacco suit
|TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1 (Reuters) - Attorneys for a man who contracted lung cancer after smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes for 25 years urged the Florida Supreme Court on Monday to uphold a jury's 1996 verdict against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.
|BAT shares dip amid U.S. lawsuit nerves
|LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - British American Tobacco (BAT) fell on Tuesday, tracking overnight losses in U.S. cigarette makers, as the penalty phase of a landmark Florida multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the industry started in Miami, dealers said.
|Following the takeover of Rothmans, BAT said its three UK factories had a combined production capacity some 50 percent higher than demand in their UK and export markets.
|Tobacco Lawyers Aim To Limit Award
|MIAMI (AP) -- Attorneys trying to save the tobacco industry from a potentially crippling damage verdict turned today to a familiar line of defense: that smokers knew the dangers and could have quit, and that smoking may not have caused their cancer.
|Women seem more at risk for lung cancer than men
|Women smokers, aged 60 and older, appear to have twice the risk of developing lung cancer as men smokers of the same age, according to a study by a team of New York researchers.
|Risks clear for Florida smokers, tobacco lawyers say
|MIAMI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - A lawyer defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco against potentially massive punitive damages in a Florida class-action case on Tuesday said a plaintiff who fell victim to lung cancer had been reminded of the risks of smoking every time s
|R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. Announces Share Repurchase
|WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. today authorized the repurchase of up to 5 million of the company's outstanding common stock. The repurchase authorization, which goes into effec