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[New York] Oswego's Noel Francisco, likely solicitor general: legal star never forgot his home

He clerked for...Scalia....he was part of the legal team that worked on the Florida recount for George W. Bush...he served from 2001 to 2003 as an associate counsel, and from 20003 to 2005 as deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department's O
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Mar 28, 2017 02:36

[Florida] United States Sues Company Over Untaxed Cigarettes ($$)

suit on March 15 in the U.S. Court of International Trade, claiming that a Florida tobacco product importer has not paid more than $800,000 in federal excise taxes (FET) (The United States v. Mariola International Company, No. 17-00047, U.S. Int. Trade).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 27, 2017 03:48

WILSON: For Ybor City in Florida, a historic cigar town faces a cloudy future

Every minute of every day in Ybor City is a good time for a cigar. In fact, by my count I’d smoked at least 15 cigars during the previous 48 hours. And to be clear, I am no cigar aficionado: These days, in my normal life, I smoke maybe two cigars per year
Washington Post
added Mar 16, 2017 21:21

Buyer Seeks To Litigate Tobacco Suit In Delaware Chancery Court ($$)

seeking an injunction that would force the Reynolds defendants to dismiss their complaint against ITG in Florida state court over the sale of four cigarette brands to ITG Brands in conjunction with the Reynolds defendants’ takeover of Lorillard Tobacco Co
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 15, 2017 00:03

[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiff Moves For Extension To File For Rehearing ($$)

A plaintiff in an Engle progeny suit on March 8 moved for an extension of time to file a motion for a rehearing, certification, or a written opinion following an order from the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal that affirmed a defense verdict in a t
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2017 15:25

Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $18 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on Feb. 24 affirmed an $18 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial judge did not err in failing to dismiss a juror and in not reducing the total award (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Andy R. Allen Sr., No. 1D15-4197, Fl
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2017 15:24

Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

on Feb. 22 affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in an opinion without any explanation (Carmen Stagg v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, et al., No. 3D16-157, Fla. App. 3rd Dist. Miami-Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2017 14:27

[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $6 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Feb. 27 filed a notice of appeal with Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal over an Engle progeny suit in which the jury awarded the plaintiff $6 million (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Stanle
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 11, 2017 00:23

[Florida] Lawyer's pants erupt in flames as he gives closing statement blaming 'spontaneous combustion' for arson

A Miami, Florida defense attorney's pants burst into fire in the middle of the courtroom while he was defending an arson case. Defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez, 28, was in the midst of his closing argument when the pocket fire — which he is said to ha
This is Money (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:44

[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights To Keep $30M Punitives Against RJR ($$)

A smoker's widow urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to uphold a $30 million punitive damages award against R.J. Reynolds, arguing that it was not excessive because of the egregious conduct by tobacco companies in hiding smoking's harms.
added Mar 8, 2017 23:54
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