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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses Counterfeit Tobacco Pipe Lawsuit ($$)

on July 7 denied a glass-pipe maker’s motion for default judgment in a copyright infringement suit and dismissed the suit without prejudice after finding that the plaintiff “lacks standing to pursue its federal claims” and the court lacks subject matter j
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:17
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Defense Verdict In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

on July 5 reversed a defense verdict for three tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial court erred in allowing a pulmonologist who was not qualified to testify on addiction to testify about the plaintiff’s motivation to qui
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:16
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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds $14 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $14 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit without explanation and certified a conflict with another suit over comparative fault (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Ina E. Ahrens, No. 2D16-1651, Fla. App., 2nd Dist., 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 10
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 17, 2017 17:31
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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds $14 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $14 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit without explanation and certified a conflict with another suit over comparative fault (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Ina E. Ahrens, No. 2D16-1651, Fla. App., 2nd Dist., 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 10
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 17, 2017 17:31
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Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

“The nicotine hook was set firmly in Don Pearson. He would smoke to feed that addiction for 34 years,” the Gunn Law Group’s Lee Gunn IV told jurors Wednesday. “And that smoke, it would feed a lung cancer.” Pearson, 51, a railway employee for much of his
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 15, 2017 23:35
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Tobacco Companies Petition Florida High Court Over Attorney Fees Decisions ($$)

Two tobacco companies that were ordered to pay $32 million in damages following an Engle progeny suit petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on June 21 over a lower court ruling that they had to pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees because the lower court’s de
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:42
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[Florida] Fla. Court Nixes Tobacco Cos.' Win Over Inconsistent Rulings ($$)

appeals court struck a jury's verdict for two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny case Wednesday after finding the trial judge made inconsistent rulings on a doctor's testimony that defense counsel then exploited to argue a Florida woman was not addicte
Law360
added Jul 7, 2017 03:33
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates Full Verdict In Tobacco Death Suit ($$)

reversed a trial court’s decision to hold a new trial against a tobacco company on a product liability claim because the jury instructions did not mislead the jury; the panel reinstated the full verdict (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Paul R. Larkin, et al.
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 30, 2017 22:39
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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[Florida] Local group encouraging apartment complexes to ban smoking

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance is pushing for apartment complexes to ban smoking. Ydaly Pullara admits it was hard to kick this habit. "Off and on for about a total of 20 years," Pullara says. According to the Florida Apartment Association,
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:17
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