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[Florida] Tobacco Preemption Ruling to Get Full 11th Cir. Look

Whether Florida case law stemming from a decertified class suit creates a “flat ban” on cigarettes in conflict with federal legislation will be taken up by the entire Eleventh Circuit. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit voted Jan. 21
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17
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[Florida] According to study, Floridians spend more than $1.5 million on smoking over a lifetime

Florida ranks 21st in the nation for the cost of smoking in a lifetime. The study used four basic factors to determine each state's potential monetary loss for smoking; the cumulative cost of a cigarette pack per day over several decades, health-care expe
Orlando (FL) Weekly
added Jan 20, 2016 21:33
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Average Florida smoker spends $1.45 million in lifetime, study says

Florida ranks 31st overall for lifetime smoking costs and for average costs per year ($28,497). In the sub-categories the Sunshine State ranked 21st in health-care cost per smoker ($163,277 lifetime, $3,202 per year) and first in the "other costs" catego
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jan 20, 2016 02:26
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Here's the true cost of smoking in Florida

With this being Tobacco-Free Awareness Week, WalletHub’s analysts gauged the true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and Florida ranked No. 21. To come up with the rankings, WalletHub calculated the potentia
Orlando (FL) Business Journal
added Jan 19, 2016 16:29
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[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. To Blame For Disabled Man's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a congenitally disabled man who allegedly died of a smoking-related lung disease urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for his death, saying the cigarette manufacturers engaged in a conspiracy to hide the
Law360
added Jan 15, 2016 23:54
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[Florida] Family Says RJ Reynolds Caused Father's Lung Cancer ($$)

urged a Florida jury to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying that he was severely addicted to cigarettes and that the tobacco company hid the risks of smoking until it was too late.
Law360
added Jan 15, 2016 01:52
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Report: Florida Prisons Either Need To Fully Ban Tobacco Or Allow Everyone To Have It

Currently, Florida’s correctional employees can have tobacco products, while most inmates can’t. A report by CGL, an independent consulting firm, advises the prison agency either do away with the policy or allow everyone to have it. Brad Sassatelli with
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Jan 12, 2016 03:01
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Tobacco Jury Verdict Overturn in Florida

Appeals noted that Calloway's lawyer "pushed the envelope" with his "argumentative" opening statement and "attack on defense witnesses. " The lawyer's comments "injected potential error at every turn, and nearly caused us to reverse the judgment."
Courthouse News
added Jan 8, 2016 21:52
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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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