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He pinned the bills' lack of progression on strong lobbying by the tobacco industry. The House bill (HB 309) was referred to two committees and the Health Quality Subcommittee. None of them have voted to advance it. The subcommittee doesn't have any mor
Mar 28, 2014 Lakeland (FL) Ledger
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Florida’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 2003 law limiting “noneconomic” damages in medical malpractice cases violated the state Constitution. The 5-2 ruling, written by Justice R. Fred Lewis, effectively removes the cap, but will not benefit victims
Mar 14, 2014 Tampa Bay (FL) Times
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dropped a bomb on the Florida Legislature Thursday morning when it ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical-malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.
Mar 13, 2014 CBS Local CBS4/TV33
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has overturned a 2003 law that limited the amount of compensation survivors could recover in wrongful death cases. .. “frivolous lawsuits,” and “greedy trial lawyers” were used to influence state legislators to pass laws limiting the responsibility of neg
Mar 17, 2014 Communities Digital News
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It would be illegal to give or sell electronic cigarettes to minors under a bill approved by the Florida Senate. The bill passed unanimously Tuesday with no debate. It adds electronic cigarettes to the law that bans the sale of tobacco products to minors
Mar 18, 2014 Bradenton (FL) Herald
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will host a webcast of its business presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at approximately 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time.
Feb 5, 2014 Altria Group, Inc.
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Philip Morris USA Inc. and two Miami-area gas stations were hit Friday with a wrongful death suit in Florida state court by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer claiming the companies are responsible for his death.
Feb 3, 2014 Law360
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The law firm representing a smoker who won a $5 million verdict said the award marks the first time a Florida jury has blamed cigarettes for heart disease. Retired auto mechanic Antonio CuCulino, 69, of Ramrod Key, who was diagnosed with heart disease in
Jan 22, 2014 floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
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The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it
Jan 23, 2014 Law360
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Black newspaper owners make moves in Tallahassee and D.C. to get their fair share of an estimated $30 million in federal anti-tobacco ads and millions in state advertising, just as Gov. Rick Scott pushes to increase Visit Florida’s tourist ad budget to $
Jan 16, 2014 Florida Courier
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