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[Florida] DUPRE V. RJ REYNOLDS / LIVETrial

Tobacco trial that was originally part of the Florida Engle class action litigation that was decertified in 2006. This trial is scheduled to take place in Manatee County, FL.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2015 12:49
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WILLIAMS-YULEE v. FLORIDA BAR / CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA (PDF)

States have a compelling interest in preserving public confidence in their judiciaries. When the State adopts a narrowly tailored restriction like the one at issue here, those principles do not conflict. A State’s decision to elect judges does not comp
Supreme Court of the United States
added Apr 30, 2015 07:42
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[Florida] Supreme Court Upholds Fundraising Restraint on Fla. Judicial Candidates

Florida may ban judicial candidates from direct, personal solicitation of campaign funds. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., writing for a split 5-4 majority, said “Judges are not politicians, even when they come to the bench by way of the ballot. And a stat
National Law Journal
added Apr 30, 2015 07:38
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[Ireland, UK] Drunk passenger fined €1,000 after smoking e-cigarette in toilet and 'trying to hit' cabin crew on board London to Florida flight which was forced to divert

American Jody Bochner, was returning to Fort Lauderdale from visiting his girlfriend in the London on board the Norwegian Air Shuttle flight when he became threatening and abusive while drunk and ignored requests from airline staff. The 28-year-old's act
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 29, 2015 13:34
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[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $20M Punitive Award In Engle Suit

persuaded a Florida federal judge to vacate a $20 million punitive damages award for a longtime smoker Thursday in an Engle progeny case when the judge found that the plaintiff had not shown enough evidence that the company's fraudulent marketing tactics
Law360
added Apr 29, 2015 13:02
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[Florida] Businesses help launch Breathe Free Winter Park

It sounded like a non-brainer, said Jill Hamilton Buss, executive director of Healthy Central Florida. Why not eliminate cigarette and cigar smoke entirely at local restaurants – not just indoors, but outside on patios as well. Winter Park, she said, se
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Apr 27, 2015 23:23
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Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
News-Medical.net
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] Jury holds Reynolds liable for $25 million

A Florida jury voted Tuesday to make R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for $25 million in punitive damages in a case involving Thomas and Bettye Ryan. The amount was $3.5 million requested by the plaintiffs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2015 11:26
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Slaps RJ Reynolds With $25M Punitive Damages

A Florida jury on Tuesday slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $25 million in punitive damages, adding to a $21.5 million compensatory verdict...attorneys for plaintiff Thomas Ryan seized on an RJR attorney's remark that the $21.5 million compensatory
Law360
added Apr 21, 2015 19:09
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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