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Central Florida Man Secures $35 Million in Damages From Big Tobacco

Attorneys Scott Schlesinger, Steven Hammer and Jon Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices have achieved a $35 million judgment against two tobacco companies on behalf of a smoker who suffered severe health problems from his addiction to cigarettes.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 17, 2014 13:06
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Florida leads nation in fewest teenage smokers

Romero said Tobacco Free Alachua enters high school halls through its program Students Working Against Tobacco, which hosts one-on-one interactions with students and works toward eliminating tobacco use in youth. “It’s a way for students to make a diff
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Nov 13, 2014 15:16
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Jury Awards $35M Damages To Florida Smoker

A former smoker from Polk County – who underwent two lung transplants – was awarded $35 million in damages. Though the jury sided with 61-year-old Richard Boatright on Wednesday, Philip Morris USA and the Liggett Group tobacco companies will probably appe
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Nov 13, 2014 15:14
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[Florida] “PROGRESS” IS MADE FROM COAST TO COAST AS MILLENNIALS WARN BIG TOBACCO THEY’LL FINISH IT

truth®, releases today the latest evolution of their Finish It campaign. Underscoring major declines in youth smoking in the State of Florida, one commercial highlights reductions from 15.7% in 2005 to 7.5% in 2014, the lowest youth smoking rates ever rec
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 10, 2014 14:20
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Webb v. RJR

In the first trial. , the jury awarded $8M in compensatory damages and $72M in punitive damages. However, on review, Florida's First District Court of Appeal found that the award was motivated by prejudice and remanded for a redetermination of damages.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2014 14:46
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[Florida] Baristas Begins Selling Beer, Wine, and Cigarettes in Cape Coral, FL

Baristas Coffee Company, Inc... announced today that it has begun selling beer, wine, and cigarettes in Cape Coral, Florida...Beer, wine and cigarettes are expected to be available shortly at all Baristas Cape Coral locations and eventually in other Baris
GlobeNewswire
added Nov 8, 2014 14:21
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Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 21:29
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[Florida] Jurors Hold Philip Morris And R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for conspiring for decades to conceal the hazards of smoking and the addictive nature of cigarettes...Kerrivan, a r
Business Wire
added Oct 25, 2014 21:27
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[Florida] Jury awards settlement for long-time smoker

Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The case in the Middle District of Florida also affects Philip Morris USA, whic
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 18:08
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

Many of RAGA's biggest donors have a stake in who wins. Giving $75,000 this year was the National Rifle Association, the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to eliminate a federal ban on the sale of handguns for those between 18 and 21. That ban was upheld, bu
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:12
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