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Whether addiction fueled a Florida woman’s 40-plus years of smoking took center stage last week as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds for the woman’s cancer death. Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, 13CA5673.
May 5, 2016 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2016 18:18
urged a Florida federal judge Monday to promptly reinstate a jury's $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris USA Inc., saying it was properly supported by evidence and a recent Florida Supreme Court opinion.
May 2, 2016 Law360
added May 3, 2016 18:16
The country’s largest retail tobacco store operator looks to expand its footprint into the Florida market. The Cigarette Store Corp. (TCSC), owner and operator of Smoker Friendly retail stores, has finalized its acquisition of Tobacco Depot. The acquisiti
May 2, 2016 Convenience Store Decisions
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Duke Riley, a Brooklyn artist, trained 50 homing pigeons to fly from Havana, Cuba, to the Florida Keys carrying illicit cigars and cameras to record the journey.
Oct 17, 2013 New York Times
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The due process objections were already unsuccessfully argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court, and certiorari briefs to the U.S. high court were turned down, but Tayrani hopes to get the Eleventh Circuit on board so that the case can make it up to
Apr 27, 2016 Law360
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Jurors this week awarded $33.5 million to the family of a Florida attorney after finding the nation’s two largest tobacco companies responsible for his cancer death. Purdo v. R.J, Reynolds, et al., 2007-CA-024173.
Apr 27, 2016 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 28, 2016 16:41
A Florida jury awarded $21 million to the widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. liable for his death and saying the companies also deserved punitive damages. The
Apr 27, 2016 Law360
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The widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award them $25 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies' deception robbed them of a great husband
Apr 26, 2016 Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 16:09
urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
Apr 22, 2016 Law360
added Apr 24, 2016 17:51
A class-action lawsuit targeting a company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural has moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. Three men from California, New York and Florida are suing the maker of American Spirit cigarettes, Santa Fe Natural
Apr 21, 2016 AP - Associated Press
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