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The widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award them $25 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies' deception robbed them of a great husband
Apr 26, 2016 Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 16:09
urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
Apr 22, 2016 Law360
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A class-action lawsuit targeting a company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural has moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. Three men from California, New York and Florida are suing the maker of American Spirit cigarettes, Santa Fe Natural
Apr 21, 2016 AP - Associated Press
added Apr 21, 2016 10:52
Florida Gulf Coast University will become a smoke and tobacco-free campus, effective May 9. Smoking will be allowed on the FGCU campus in designated areas until the new the policy goes into effect.
Apr 20, 2016 Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Apr 20, 2016 15:49
Relatives of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarette use from him. During opening arguments in Palm Bea
Apr 13, 2016 Law360
added Apr 14, 2016 15:28
asked a Florida federal judge to reinstate a $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris in light of a recent Florida state supreme court decision in another Engle case that held a smoker’s widow can seek...
Apr 12, 2016 Law360
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29
Certain cigar wraps that bring in approximately $3 million to Florida’s coffers annually will no longer be taxed, according to a notice from a state department on Monday that followed an appeals court opinion last week that the wraps are not taxable tobac
Apr 12, 2016 Law360
added Apr 12, 2016 20:43
"What we do know is young male baseball players are far more likely to use ... My dad lives in a community in Florida where you can't smoke a cigar on your own back porch. ... C. "Jack" Young said there's no ban in the works in Baltimore's legislative arm
Apr 11, 2016 Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Apr 11, 2016 04:35
A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $37.5 million Engle progeny trial over the lung cancer death of a heavy smoker, saying his nicotine addiction led to his death but the company's cigarettes were not to blame.
Apr 7, 2016 Law360
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34
Avera & Smith Wins Florida Supreme Court Ruling Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for Consideration of Punitive Damages in Engle Progeny Case
determined that there is "no legal or principled basis for denying Engle progeny plaintiffs the right to pursue punitive damages on all properly pled counts." As a result, Avera & Smith will litigate the matter of punitive damages in the case before the E
Apr 7, 2016 PR Newswire
added Apr 7, 2016 19:42