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Switching Consumer Device to Ad-Supported Environment Is Not Deceptive under New York Law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

If your company sells a smart device to a consumer, can it later turn the device into a paid advertising platform? Can it do so without advanced


Minority shareholder owed no fiduciary duty to other shareholders in merger transaction
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

Judge Gale's decision earlier this month in Corwin v. British American Tobacco PLC, 2015 NCBC 74 dismissed all of the claims of the Plaintiff class


A split FTC accepts fix-it-first divestiture remedy for cigarette merger
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") accepted on Tuesday from Reynolds American Inc. ("Reynolds") and Lorillard Inc. ("Lorillard"), subject to final


$17.7 million verdict in Los Angeles smoking lung cancer case
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

On July 30, a Los Angeles County jury found that Lorillard Tobacco Co.'s cigarettes contributed to the 1998 death from lung cancer of smoker William


Will the exception swallow the rule? The Northern District of Illinois’ take on the bare metal defense
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • May 21 2014

The bare metal defense has become a "go-to" defense for defendants involved in national asbestos litigation. Predominantly asserted by manufacturers


Illinois district court rejects strict application of the “bare metal” asbestos defense
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

On February 14, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in Quirin v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al., rejected strict


Lorillard substantial equivalence tobacco citizen petition denied as to enforcement discretion with some explanation
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2013

On October 17, 2013, concurring with the end to the government shutdown, FDA responded to a Citizen Petition filed by Lorillard Tobacco Company, Inc


ERISA: releases should explicitly release ERISA claims and ERISA plan
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

Does that workers’ compensation settlement agreement release the ERISA disability claim? Probably not, unless the release explicitly mentions ERISA


Big tobacco ordered to publish corrective advertising
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2012

On November 27, 2012, a federal judge ordered tobacco companies Phillip Morris USA, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, and Lorillard Tobacco, to publish corrective advertising statements that (i) say a federal court found that they lied about the dangers of smoking and (ii) disclose negative facts about smoking, including about smoking's negative health effects; the addictiveness of smoking; the lack of significant health benefits from cigarettes marked “low tar,” “light” and similar words; the cigarette companies' manipulation of cigarette design and composition to ensure optimum nicotine delivery; and the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke


FDA to appeal injunction of cigarette labeling rules
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

By filing notice of its plan to appeal the preliminary injunction halting the law’s effect, the Food and Drug Administration made clear it intends to fight for enforcement of the new cigarette package labeling requirements