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Watch a Masterful Cross-Exam of a Sympathetic Witness with Millions on the Line | Florida Trial Video Vault

Cross-examination of a sympathetic witness can be the most difficult part of a trial. It requires a deft touch to make your point without appearing as if you are bullying a witness, turning the jury against you. King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, in Gray v.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:11
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[Florida] Reynolds facing $12M in punitive damages from Engle verdicts

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is facing up to a combined $12.55 million in punitive damages from two recent Engle progeny jury verdicts in Florida.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2015 17:28
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[Florida] Fla. District Court Braces For Possible Engle Retrials ($$)

A federal judge on Tuesday outlined how Florida’s Middle District will handle certain Engle progeny cases that were tried to a verdict and will need to be retried in the event that the Eleventh Circuit stands firm in its decision that federal law preempts
Law360
added Jul 23, 2015 16:48
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[UK] Lil Wayne 'booted off private jet for lighting up a joint' after pilot who told him not to smoke turns plane around mid-flight

The rapper, 32, was reportedly kicked off a private jet he'd hired because the pilot objected to him smoking during the flight. TMZ said Tuesday the pilot of the chartered plane turned around minutes after taking off from a Florida airport because Lil Wa
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 21, 2015 15:15
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[Florida] Biased Judge Nixed From Engle Case By Fla. Appeals Court ($$)

because of lingering hostility from a previous case between the judge and her lead attorney. Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal granted plaintiff Debra Perrotto's request for a writ of prohibition from the trial court's order denying Perrotto's mo
Law360
added Jul 16, 2015 11:21
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hammered with $8.5M in Punitives, $13.5M Total, in Suit Over Mouth Cancer

Jurors Monday found R.J. Reynolds liable for $8.5. million in punitive damages for its role in a tobacco industry conspiracy to conceal the dangers of cigarettes, which a Florida widower claimed led to his wife’s mouth cancer. Larkin v. R.J. Reynolds, 200
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 14, 2015 20:39
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[Florida] For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

Bass, 34, is a fourth-generation farmer and the fourth generation to grow tobacco. He is also among the last tobacco growers in Florida and one of the reasons Alachua County has emerged as the top tobacco-growing county in the state. In 1997, Florida had
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 20:26
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Show Him the Money / Tom Donohue scares millions of dollars out of corporations and Republicans. But is his U.S. Chamber of Commerce good for business?

Soon he’d be back in the air on a leased jet with his personal assistant (a former marine), his media consigliere (a former Philip Morris tobacco lobbyist), and his wife, Liz. On the agenda was another fund-raiser in Florida. “You can never have enough mo
Washington Monthly
added Jul 3, 2015 10:29
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[Florida] Law Firm Hit With Coverage Row Over Botched Tobacco Suits ($$)

Allied World Insurance Co. on Monday hit The Wilner Firm PA with a suit in Florida federal court, seeking a declaration that it doesn’t have to cover costs that the firm incurred after it was sued by a number of plaintiffs in underlying dismissed tobacco
Law360
added Jun 24, 2015 19:18
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Georgia smoking rate drops

Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent. Overall, 26 states had a drop in cigarette smoking prevalence over that period, the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Rep
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jun 22, 2015 16:42
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