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[Florida] Hollywood may ban smoking at beach, parks and playgrounds

Hollywood would become the first city in South Florida to outlaw smoking on the beach under a proposal being considered Wednesday, officials say. The ban, if approved by commissioners, would also apply to Hollywood parks, fields and playgrounds – even t
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jan 19, 2017 23:40
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[Florida] Pam Bondi moves against tobacco companies for missed payments

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is going after two tobacco companies for holding back money she says is owed to the state under an historic tobacco settlement. Bondi filed an enforcement motion in Palm Beach County circuit court Wednesday against ITG
Florida Politics
added Jan 19, 2017 00:07
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[Florida] Attorney General Bondi Sues Tobacco Companies for Violating Settlement Obligations

RJR has refused to include the sales of these cigarette brands when making annual payments to Florida, despite not having been released from its payment obligations. ITG has similarly refused to make any payment to Florida even after agreeing with RJR to
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jan 18, 2017 21:34
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Daughter Of Smoker Files Tobacco Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

The daughter of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) filed suit against three tobacco companies in Florida state court on Jan. 10 pursuant to the Engle findings (Angelia Garrett v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., et al., No. 17-CA-0
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 13, 2017 19:22
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THE FLORIDA BAR v. STEVEN KENT HUNTER and PHILLIP MAURICE GERSON: REPORT OF REFEREE (PDF)

the Referee respectfully recommends that Respondents be found guilty of violating Rule 4-1.7 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and disciplined in the form of an admonishment. The Referee further recommends that pursuant to Rule 3-7.6(q) reasonable c
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 12, 2017 06:24
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Referee Says DQ'd Attys Violated Fla. Bar Rules ($$)

A referee on Monday concluded that two attorneys who represented a group of flight attendants who had been part of a $300 million class settlement with tobacco companies violated Florida Bar rules when they worked on a suit against a medical research inst
Law360
added Jan 12, 2017 06:18
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[Florida] FL Appeals Court Orders Cuts in Pair of Awards Against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris

A Florida appellate court this week cut a pair of Engle awards against the country’s two biggest tobacco companies, after concluding the trial judge in each case erred in not reducing their compensatory damages.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 7, 2017 02:31
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Florida Appeals Panel Remands Tobacco Suit With Order To Reduce Damages ($$)

found that a trial court erred in not reducing the compensatory award by the comparative fault the jury found in an Engle progeny suit brought by a man whose wife died from lung cancer related to her smoking (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Jan Grossman, No.
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 6, 2017 00:59
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FACTBOX-Trump to meet Vector CEO, ex-Bush economic adviser Hubbard, others

Trump continues meetings at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepares to take over the White House from Democrat Barack Obama on Jan. 20. Below is a list of meetings for Friday, according to Trump's transition team.
CNBC
added Dec 30, 2016 16:51
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Under Trump, Florida's premium cigar industry could escape job-killing FDA regulations

could save thousands of jobs by stripping the [FDA] of its ability to regulate premium cigars like cigarettes. Late last week, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the incoming chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, met with President-elect Donald
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Dec 23, 2016 00:34
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