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[Florida] PIEROBON: Benefits of tobacco-free outdoors should spark change

The Florida Legislature should enact legislation to allow local communities to legally designate tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas, or better yet, make all beaches and state parks tobacco-free.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 8, 2017 23:42
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Florida AG fights for allegedly overdue payments from tobacco industry

A three-way dispute between two tobacco companies and the state of Florida attorney general's office has lead to a haze of confusion. In February, according to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal, ITG Brands filed a lawsuit against tobacco giant RJ Re
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 7, 2017 12:52
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[Caribbean, USA] How Cigars Became Part of the Tangled U.S.-Cuba History

The modern cigar industry began in Cuba, but things got tense there right before the Spanish-American War in the late 19th Century. So a lot of cigar makers moved their shops to Key West, a little island at the very bottom of Florida
Cuba Journal
added Mar 6, 2017 15:25
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[Florida] Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

The decision, published last Friday by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, stemmed from Judge Terry Terrell’s denial of Reynolds’ motion for a new trial following an Escambia County Circuit Court jury’s $23.6 billion award to the widow of a Michael
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:22
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Florida Appeals Panel Orders New Trial In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

panel on Feb. 24 found that the attorneys for a woman who sued a tobacco company for the death of her husband made improper comments during closing arguments that violated a judge’s order and ordered a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Cynthia Robin
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 28, 2017 06:51
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[Florida] RJR Gets New Trial In Engle Case Where Jury Awarded $23B ($$)

a Florida appeals court said the plaintiff's closing arguments crossed proper boundaries "repeatedly, flagrantly, and often in defiance of the trial court’s admonishments." The First District Court of Appeal found that counsel for Cynthia Robinson, who s
Law360
added Feb 27, 2017 17:08
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[Florida] RJR Granted New Trial In Engle Case Where Jury Awarded $23B ($$)

a Florida appeals court said the plaintiff's closing arguments crossed proper boundaries "repeatedly, flagrantly, and often in defiance of the...
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:17
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Reynolds, ITG square off in dispute over payments to Florida for health-care expenses related to smoking

ITG Brands LLC is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an attempt to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands. As part of Reynolds American Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 23, 2017 13:56
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ITG Brands Sues RJ Reynolds In Chancery Over $7B Cig Deal ($$)

launched a lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court aimed at halting an action R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed in Florida connected to its $7 billion sale of four well-known cigarette brands, arguing any claims from that deal belong in the...
Law360
added Feb 22, 2017 17:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Actions Justify Limited Punitives, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

A Florida jury awarded only $400,000 in punitive damages on Friday against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds after finding they concealed facts important to the health decisions of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 1995. The second-phase trial for puniti
Law360
added Feb 19, 2017 02:01
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