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[Florida] Local group encouraging apartment complexes to ban smoking

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance is pushing for apartment complexes to ban smoking. Ydaly Pullara admits it was hard to kick this habit. "Off and on for about a total of 20 years," Pullara says. According to the Florida Apartment Association,
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:17
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RJR Tobacco Says ITG Had Duty To Join In Fla. Settlement ($$)

told a Delaware chancellor on Friday that ITG Brands LLC relied on tortured contract readings to support claims that time ran out on ITG’s duty to pursue and assume a $30 million yearly payment obligation to Florida to offset harms from tobacco sales.
Law360
added Jun 25, 2017 15:04
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment to a tobacco company in a wrongful death suit because a man who died from smoking related diseases was not an Engle class member and therefore the woman representing his estate cannot be consider
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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[Florida] RJR Tobacco Says ITG Had Duty To Join In Fla. Settlement ($$)

told a Delaware chancellor on Friday that ITG Brands LLC relied on tortured contract readings to support claims that time ran out on ITG’s duty to pursue and assume a $30 million yearly payment obligation to Florida to offset harms from tobacco sales.
Law360
added Jun 24, 2017 14:36
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[Florida] Apartments head in smoke-free direction

During the past two years, the state and the Florida Apartment Association began certifying apartment complexes for restricting smoking. More than 1,131 Florida landlords and property managers have agreed to prohibit smoking in at least some areas, inclu
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jun 24, 2017 14:30
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
Law360
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14
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[Florida] Federal Judge Dismisses Trademark Infringement Suit Against Tobacco Shop ($$)

A federal judge in Florida on June 15 denied a pipe maker’s motion for default final judgment and dismissed the trademark infringement suit without prejudice because the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the suit (Sream Inc. v. Hookah, Tobacco And
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 19, 2017 21:18
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[Florida] Jurors Disagrees On Compensatory Damages In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A Florida judge on June 15 declared a mistrial in an Engle progeny suit after the jury deadlocked on compensatory damages and attorneys for Philip Morris USA Inc. argued that there cannot be a compromise verdict (Jo Freeman v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No.
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 16, 2017 22:10
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[Florida] Mistrial in Cancer Case Against Philip Morris After Jury Deadlocks on Damages

After one juror rejected a purported verdict and the jury later announced themselves hopelessly deadlocked on damage questions, a state court judge Thursday declared a mistrial over Philip Morris’ alleged role in the cancer death of a Florida smoker. Fre
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2017 22:04
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[Florida] Defendants Tell Court No Reason Exists To Review Asbestos Expert Ruling ($$)

Two defendants freed from an $8 million verdict after a court found expert asbestos causation testimony improperly admitted at trial have told the Florida Supreme Court that there are no grounds for reviewing the decision (Richard DeLisle v. Crane Co., et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2017 15:57
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