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2010-05-14 13:13:00

NASSAU, Bahamas, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The People Against Tobacco Foundation announced today that it has concluded negotiations with four tobacco manufacturers to settle healthcare and smuggling claims of the foundation's international membership. "This is a major milestone in the global fight for justice for an enormous community of persons injured all over the world by the callous behavior of tobacco companies," said James C. Shelley, the foundation's chairman and former president of...

2010-05-10 16:10:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) filed its first-quarter financial report on Form 10-Q today with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The company reported revenue for the first quarter of $0.2 million and a net loss of $4.9 million. Star also reported positive working capital of $16.0 million as of March 31, which includes $20.7 million in cash and cash equivalents. The company stated that losses generated from operating...

2010-03-31 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 into law. This new law will help combat illegal, online cigarette sales that have robbed states of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues and that undermine state laws that prevent America's youth from gaining access to tobacco products. "With the PACT Act becoming law,...

2010-03-30 09:09:00

CHICAGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Severe injuries, be it from an auto or work accident, are damaging enough. Adding to the difficulty of such circumstances is the mandated Medicare Set Aside process for some injured parties. Rising Financial Solutions (Rising), a wholly-owned subsidiary of medical cost containment and care management company Rising Medical Solutions, developed a tool that puts the power back into the patient's hands. The Company's new web portal finally lets an injured...

2010-01-06 12:06:00

Legacy Board of Directors Filing Appeal to Ohio State Supreme Court WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors for Legacy(SM) - a national public health foundation devoted to tobacco cessation and prevention - announced it will continue efforts to preserve tobacco funds in Ohio, by taking the battle to the Supreme Court of Ohio. "We never anticipated being involved in such a protracted legal dispute regarding these funds," said Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, the...

2009-12-23 13:07:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) yesterday filed a notice of appeal in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR). The notice of appeal, which was filed in the US District Court for Maryland, states that Star is appealing to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit the judgment, orders and decisions specified in the notice, including the judgment resulting from the June, 2009 jury verdict in favor of...

2009-12-22 09:42:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) was notified yesterday that rulings had been entered by the US District Court for Maryland relating to the company's patent infringement lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR). Star had filed a Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or, In the Alternative, A New Trial, following the June, 2009 jury verdict in favor of RJR. Last month RJR also filed a motion with the Court seeking attorneys'...

2009-12-01 11:12:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) issued the following statement this morning by Paul L. Perito, Esq., the company's Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/STARSCIENTIFICLOGO ) "We were advised by counsel late yesterday that RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) had filed a Motion for Attorneys Fees and Excess Costs, as well as a Bill of Costs, with the US District Court for Maryland....

2009-11-04 13:00:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: STSI) announced today that the company plans to introduce the CigRx(TM) nutraceutical product developed by its subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, for worldwide marketing and sales in partnership with inVentiv Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTIV). inVentiv Health offers a complete range of commercialization solutions for every stage of the product lifecycle, in a range of healthcare categories that includes...

2009-09-15 11:00:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: STSI) reported that the company's counsel has received a notice of a first office action, or "Non-Final Detailed Action" from the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) as part of the patent reexamination process initiated by RJ Reynolds in January, 2009. As the company previously reported, RJR requested that the PTO find invalid Claims 4, 12 and 20 of the "649" process patent the Office granted in March,...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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