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Sick Ex-Smoker Blames R.J. Reynolds 'Propaganda' ($$)

saying in opening arguments Monday that tobacco companies' decades-long "propaganda" campaign fooled him into believing smoking wasn't dangerous. During opening arguments in Broward County, Florida, the attorney for plaintiff Thomas Ryan, Gary Paige of Go
Law360
added Mar 31, 2015 14:17
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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Florida] $2M Verdict But No Punitives in Retrial of Engle Cancer Suit Against RJR and Philip Morris

Jurors today awarded $2 million in a Florida man’s suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the artery disease and cancer that he says killed his wife, a smoker for more than 40 years.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:46
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Counterfeiters of Cohiba, Macanudo and Partagas Cigars Shut Down Across Florida in Series of Seizure Raids and Arrests, Announces General Cigar

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) conducted a series of raids and arrests throughout Florida relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit versions of the Company’s COHIBA®, Macanudo® and Partagas® cigar brands.
Business Wire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:38
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[Florida] Fla. House Panel Delays Vote On Capping Tobacco Damages ($$)

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee ended its meeting Tuesday without considering H.B. 1067, which was introduced last month by state Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, seeking to expand the scope of a 1999 state measure to limit punitive damages
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:19
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Counterfeiters of Cohiba, Macanudo and Partagas Cigars Shut Down Across Florida in Series of Seizure Raids and Arrests, Announces General Cigar

teams of special agents from the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) conducted a series of raids and arrests throughout Florida relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit versions of the Company’s COHIBA®, Maca
Business Wire
added Mar 25, 2015 19:06
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[Florida] House adjourns committee without taking up bill to sheild tobacco industry

House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 14:22
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[Florida] Bill to shield tobacco industry from damages in Engle lawsuits in limbo

Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 24, 2015 13:44
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[Florida] RODGERS: Ageless: Tobacco sustained a tight community of farmers

On the family farm in northern Florida where I grew up in the 1940s and '50s...As a child and teenager — even though everyone knew that using tobacco was an unhealthy habit, and all parents cautioned their children against it — I don't recall ever wrestli
Florida Today
added Mar 18, 2015 12:28
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Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09
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