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Florida is epicenter of fight against Big Tobacco

Florida has 2,000 to 3,000 suits that descended from the Rosenblatts' class action, compared to maybe 100 pending antitobacco suits in all other states combined. Blood is in the water.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:47
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[Canada] Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places by using electronic cigarettes, but that could change soon. Currently, there is no by-law restricting electronic, or e-cigarettes, in Vancouver but next week city council will
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 21:53
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[Trinidad And Tobago] Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act No 15 of 2009 is designed to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent smoking by young people, to restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers, improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15
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[Florida] Jury increases Delray Beach woman's tobacco verdict to $20 million ($$)

A jury returned to a Palm Beach County courtroom to decide how much to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the 1993 lung cancer death of a Boynton Beach woman. When it on Friday awarded Odom $6 million for losing her 58-year-old
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 23, 2014 23:20
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[Florida] The Supreme Court Has, Again, Denied A Review of Petitions That Seek to Challenge Individual Damages Verdicts in Tobacco Lawsuits, Parker Waichman Comments

“We are happy to see that the High Court continues to let stand the original verdicts in the ongoing Engle litigation,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP....The 10 petitions were denied without comment or noted dissents (Order
PR Web
added Jun 13, 2014 15:34
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of September 29

Proctor...walked jurors through the history of tobacco manufacturing and marketing. Proctor detailed jurors of tobacco leaders’ decision in the 1960s to conceal the dangers of smoking while continuing to market their product. Proctor also described the t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 4, 2014 10:43
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[Florida] Searcy Denney Attorneys Recover $20 Million Smoker Award

The daughter of a Boynton Beach woman who died of lung cancer was awarded $20 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 9, 2014 17:32
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[Canada] FORSEY: Smoke-free outdoor spaces sought

From Jan. 19-25, Cape Breton District Health Authority will join its partners to celebrate National Non-Smoking Week. If you smoke, use this time to consider quitting; or if you are interested in creating smoke-free outdoor spaces in your community contac
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Jan 6, 2014 20:53
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[Florida] Engle v. Liggett: Has Big Tobacco Finally Met Its Match?

What the Future Holds With no further avenues of appeal left open in Martin, Gray, Campbell, and Hall, RJR, along with Philip Morris and Liggett in Campbell, have paid these and other judgments in the combined amount of $60,442,000.109 Over time, a
The Florida Bar Journal
added Mar 15, 2013 05:20
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[Florida] Sikes v. R.J. Reynolds

This proceeding is currently in progress. Click on a session below to view video.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 20, 2012 08:14
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