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[Florida] Cig Addiction Caused Engle Plaintiff's Illnesses, Jury Told ($$)

Ed Caprio's addiction to cigarettes is so bad that despite suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he ended decades of smoking only 28 days ago, before his latest New Year's resolution to quit, his attorney said in Florida court Wednesday in
Law360
added Jan 29, 2015 12:52
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[Florida] Philip Morris On Hook For $17M In Year's 1st Engle Verdict ($$)

Florida resident Donna Brown won $17.2 million in compensatory punitive damages from the jury in Jacksonville on Wednesday, after claiming that her cigarette smoking caused a serious blood-vessel condition that required her to have several surgeries,
Law360
added Jan 26, 2015 16:57
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[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: Lieff Cabraser ($$)

was also at the center of a $41.1 million verdict that a Florida federal jury in October awarded a smoker…as well as a $26.6 million verdict handed down by another Florida jury in September favor of a smoker who said the company misled her by advertising
Law360
added Jan 23, 2015 11:30
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[Florida] Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard a case that could unravel state laws on judicial candidates asking for campaign donations. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the arguments in the Florida case, take a look at a unanimous decis
PBS
added Jan 21, 2015 17:31
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[California] A Response to the CDPH's Anti E-Cig Campaign from Florida Based Electronic Cigarette Company Totally Wicked

Totally Wicked is both saddened and dismayed at the extent of what appears to be a deliberate misinformation and smearing campaign against electronic cigarettes by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)[1].
PR Newswire
added Jan 21, 2015 10:41
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Supreme Court divided over Florida judicial election law

as it weighed a free speech challenge to a Florida law that bars candidates running for elected judge positions from soliciting campaign contributions. The case put the focus on free speech in the context of elections just a day short of the five-year an
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2015 20:11
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[Florida] DAMIANAKIS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.

Damianakis was a citizen and resident of Florida on or before the cut-off date of November 21, 1996, and note that Philip Morris has conceded for the purpose of this litigation that Mr. Damianakis's smoking-related illness manifested before the cut-off
Law360
added Jan 8, 2015 21:13
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[Florida] North Carolina, 10 other states to receive funds from Belcorp Tobacco settlement

– A Florida tobacco company will pay a settlement to North Carolina via the United States government, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Dec. 29. Belcorp Tobacco, Inc. faces paying a settlement via the U.S., for selling illegal cigarettes to
Legal NewsLine
added Jan 7, 2015 16:32
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EDITORIAL: Smoking in Florida: Progress Made, More Needed

Through the state's pioneering educational efforts, our teens are more aware of smoking's risks, and can be spared what happened to Richard Boatright...With a big budget surplus in hand, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature should give some serious thought
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Jan 3, 2015 12:40
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[Florida] Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015 ($$)

Attorneys will also be watching as the Florida Supreme Court eyes critical cases that could change the way the state handles punitive damages in tobacco litigation
Law360
added Jan 2, 2015 22:57
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