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Florida Jury Awards Smoker’s Widow $858,209 In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded a woman $858,209 in compensatory damages after finding that her husband’s cancer and death was caused by his addiction to cigarettes (Joy Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds, No. 2009-CA-000178, Fla. 5th Jud. Cir. Marion Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL IS AVAILABL
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2017 14:57

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Urges Fla. Court To Reverse $35M Jury Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday to order a new trial in a smoker's suit that resulted in a nearly $35 million jury verdict, arguing that the trial court impermissibly allowed the family of the smoker to attack the company for defending itself in c
added May 11, 2017 02:24

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked for $858K, Plus Punitives TBD, for Farmer's Throat Cancer

Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-000178. The Florida Fifth Circuit Court jury in Marion County deliberated for nearly nine hours before handing down its decision, which found Reynolds responsible for the smoking-related laryngeal cancer that ultimate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 10, 2017 16:49

[Florida] Philip: True cost of smoking too high

this year’s theme for Tobacco Free Florida Week (through Saturday) is “The Cost of Smoking.” We are educating Floridians on how costly tobacco addiction is – financially and physically – and encouraging them to use Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and se
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added May 9, 2017 20:54

[Florida] 10 facts to know about cost of smoking cigarettes

A pack-a-day smoker in Florida can spend more than than $10,500 in just five years. The Tobacco Free Florida estimate doesn't account for the expenses related to healthcare for the smoker or secondhand smoke.
WPLG Ch. 10 (Miami, FL)
added May 9, 2017 20:11

[Florida] What's the True Cost of Smoking?

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 7-13 as Tobacco Free Florida Week. This year, the theme for the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Week is The Cost of Smoking, which focuses on what smoking costs Floridians — both physically and fi
Florida Department of Health
added May 8, 2017 20:52

[Florida] LETTER: RE: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Dear Mr. Smith:...The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Marotta has no bearing on any live issue before this Court...Marotta rejected the preemption theory that Appellants abandoned here and adds nothing to the due process c
Amazon CloudFront
added May 3, 2017 20:13

[Florida] Fla. Court Ruling Doesn't Affect Tobacco Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A widower whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer told the Eleventh Circuit on Monday that a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco comp
added May 3, 2017 11:41

Echo Lake Apartments Recognized as Gold Certified

The Florida Apartment Association has recognized Echo Lake Apartments at Lakewood Ranch as a Gold Certified Smoke-Free Multifamily property. This certification signifies that there is no smoking throughout the entire community.
added May 2, 2017 19:11

[Florida] Jury Awards Nothing to Smoker's Widow in Trial Against RJR, Despite Finding Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death

Jurors this week found a Florida smoker's cancer and death were caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but shut out the smoker’s widow on her claim for damages against the tobacco company. Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2017 13:12
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