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[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56

Florida Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss Complaint Over Exploding Vaporizer ($$)

A Florida judge on May 27 granted the joint motion from two e-cigarette companies to dismiss the complaint of a man who was injured after his personal vaporizer blew up in his face and injured him (Evan Spahlinger v. Vaping American Made Products LLC, et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:57

Florida Supreme Court Holds New Post-Judgment Interest Rate Is Not Retroactive ($$)

ruled 5-2 that a tobacco company owes nearly $770,000 in post-judgment interest to an Engle progeny plaintiff because a statute that changed the interest rate was not in place when judgment in the plaintiffs case was originally entered
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 11, 2016 14:33

Florida Woman Files Cross-Appeal To 11th Circuit In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A woman who was awarded $3.25 million in an Engle progeny suit notified a federal judge in Florida on May 31 that she would be appealing to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the judge’s rulings against her, including his decision to grant Philip Mor
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 21:01

[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Slam Use Of Engle Findings In 11th Circ. ($$)

told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s findings are “useless” for establishing a Florida man’s strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that allowing him to rely on the determinations would violate their
added Jun 8, 2016 19:39

Florida consumer accuses cigarette makers of deceptive labeling

The suit states the defendants manufacture and sell Natural American Spirit cigarettes, marketing and labeling them as "natural," "additive-free," "organic" and as an "unadulterated tobacco product." These terms, the lawsuit states, are intended to imply
Legal NewsLine
added May 31, 2016 19:33

[Florida] RJR Owes For Woman's Smoking-Related Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a police chief's secretary who died of smoking-related lung disease urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until it was too late.
added May 28, 2016 16:29

[Florida] Editorial: Promising downward trend in smoking

much of the credit in declining cigarette use goes to public smoking bans. In January, the University of South Florida joined at least 20 Florida colleges and universities in banning all tobacco use on campus, a commendable effort to keep young people fro
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 28, 2016 00:41

[Florida] Supreme Court To Take Up Tobacco Damages Dispute

Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a case in which an appeals court rejected a $30 million punitive-damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, according to an online docket....filed by the widow of late smoker James Schoeff, is part
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 27, 2016 17:19

[Florida] Law Firms Defend Use Of Engle Tobacco Findings At 11th Circ. ($$)

The lawyers representing Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state courts told the Eleventh Circuit it shouldn't consider R.J. Reynolds' assertions that reliance on the landmark case's jury findings violates the cigarette maker's due process rights becaus
added May 25, 2016 04:09
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