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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Our opinion: Time to clear the air on the FAMU campus

Florida A&M University ought to move quickly in snuffing out tobacco use on campus, waving off any silly smokescreen about some supposed “smokers’ rights.”... FAMU’s faculty Senate can form its task force, listen politely to any concerned students or emp
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 12, 2016 05:31

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Computer Whiz's Family $12.5M, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to award it a $12.5 million verdict plus punitive damages in its trial against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing that the companies' cigarettes killed
added Feb 11, 2016 18:36

[Florida] Widow Seeks $12.5M+ from Tobacco Giants as Case over Ex-Smoker's Deadly Cancer Goes to Jury

Attorneys Wednesday debated what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 30 years... Whether nicotine addiction drove Ahrens to smoke served as a key point of dispute in the two-week trial. During Wednesday’s closings, Gordon & Doner’s Gary Paige remin
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:51

Chomping on a giant cigar, lonely Edward in hiding... with a VERY bitter Wallis: Seen for the first time, the exiled Duke in secret Florida hideaway he loved - and his wife hated

The Duke of Windsor appears contented as he puffs on an oversized cigar. ... Fun times: A pipe-smoking Duke with Wallis, far left, Polly Brooks Howe, far right, and an unidentified friend
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:53

[Florida] King & Spalding, Paul Weiss See 2015 Revenue Surpass $1B ($$)

King & Spalding LLP and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP both surpassed the $1 billion mark... clients R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which was recently hit with a $12.5 million verdict in Florida over a...
added Feb 5, 2016 21:18

[Florida] Lifelong Smoker Says Tobacco Cos. Hooked Her At Age 10 ($$)

A former hairdresser who lit her first cigarette when she was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for her lung disease... Howard M. Acosta, attorney for Elizabeth Ann Smith, told jurors in Palm Beac
added Feb 5, 2016 20:57

[Florida] Insurer To Settle $2M Policy Row Over Cig Suit Malpractice ($$)

Allied World Insurance Co. has reached a settlement deal in a Florida federal court dispute over coverage for malpractice claims against policyholder The Wilner Firm PA, which allegedly botched at least three product liability suits against tobacco compa
added Feb 4, 2016 17:40

GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., LORILLARD: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (PDF)

earlier order granting rehearing en banc is therefore VACATED. As a majority of the judges of this Court in active service and eligible to hear it have voted in favor of granting rehearing en banc, it is ORDERED that this case will be reheard en banc
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 4, 2016 17:29

[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms $3M Engle Award For Smoker's Widow ($$)

The three-judge panel for Florida's First District Court unanimously affirmed the jury's verdict in favor of Gloria Bowden that came out of a 2014 trial in which each of the tobacco companies was found to be 30 percent liable for Bowden's pain and suffer
added Feb 2, 2016 23:48

[Florida] $3M Engle Award Disputed Over Excluded Asbestos Evidence ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds urged a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to undo a trial court’s $3 million ruling in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff, saying evidence that the deceased smoker’s lung cancer was potentially caused by asbestos exposure
added Jan 28, 2016 18:55
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