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[Florida] For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

Bass, 34, is a fourth-generation farmer and the fourth generation to grow tobacco. He is also among the last tobacco growers in Florida and one of the reasons Alachua County has emerged as the top tobacco-growing county in the state. In 1997, Florida had
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 20:26
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Show Him the Money / Tom Donohue scares millions of dollars out of corporations and Republicans. But is his U.S. Chamber of Commerce good for business?

Soon he’d be back in the air on a leased jet with his personal assistant (a former marine), his media consigliere (a former Philip Morris tobacco lobbyist), and his wife, Liz. On the agenda was another fund-raiser in Florida. “You can never have enough mo
Washington Monthly
added Jul 3, 2015 10:29

[Florida] Law Firm Hit With Coverage Row Over Botched Tobacco Suits ($$)

Allied World Insurance Co. on Monday hit The Wilner Firm PA with a suit in Florida federal court, seeking a declaration that it doesn’t have to cover costs that the firm incurred after it was sued by a number of plaintiffs in underlying dismissed tobacco
added Jun 24, 2015 19:18

Georgia smoking rate drops

Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent. Overall, 26 states had a drop in cigarette smoking prevalence over that period, the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Rep
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jun 22, 2015 16:42

[North Carolina] ITG's Florida workforce not moving to Greensboro

The legacy Commonwealth-Altadis unit is eliminating about 150 job positions in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Florida Commerce Department.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 21, 2015 14:23

[Florida, New York] Philip Morris, RJR Say Settlement Bars Fla. Widow's Case ($$)

told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that it should reverse a nearly $2.6 million jury award for a smoker's widow, saying a previous settlement she entered into with Verizon Communications ... barred her claims against them..."agreed not to sue any other
added Jun 10, 2015 14:55

South Florida apartments going smoke-free

Smokers looking to rent a place in South Florida shouldn't assume they're free to light up inside their own living rooms. Apartment managers across the region are gradually designating some properties smoke-free -- and the ban extends to individual unit
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 7, 2015 11:43

More Engel cases dropped in Florida, including at least 11 involving Reynolds

A federal judge in Florida approved on Wednesday the dismissal of 12 Engle progeny cases and the removal of 12 abandoned cases. At least 11 cases involved R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., including at least 10 of those abandoned. The rulings were made by Willi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2015 06:05

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Shed More Settled, Abandoned Engle Suits ($$)

a Florida federal judge granted joint motions to dismiss claims from 12 cases and tossed 12 abandoned suits. U.S. District Judge William Young granted mutual motions to dismiss claims from four cases against Philip Morris and claims from five against Lo
added Jun 4, 2015 14:10

South Florida Lawyer Is the Feature of Engle Trading Card Number 6

This week's featured attorney: Tried the first CVN-broadcast Engle trial in Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit. First appeared before CVN courtroom cameras in 2011. Is one of the state’s preeminent solo practitioners. 2015_GUESS_WHO_ENGLE_CARD_web-size
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:31
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