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[Florida] University of Miami to study the health effects of e-cigarettes

was awarded a $1.95 million grant this week from the Florida Department of Health to conduct the study, which UM said is the first of its kind, to determine whether e-cigarettes create any potential pulmonary health risks and are as safe as they are marke
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 9, 2015 14:17
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Up in Smoke – District Court Vacates $20,760,000 Punitive Damages Verdict in Florida Tobacco Lawsuit

On April 23, 2015, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida vacated a $20,760,000 punitive damages award that had been levied against international tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA, Inc. by a Florida jury earlier this year
JD Supra, LLC
added May 9, 2015 11:44
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[Florida] Court Upholds $5M Award To Sick Smoker

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a verdict that calls for Philip Morris USA to pay $5 million to a man who suffers heart disease caused by smoking --- but it shielded the cigarette maker from potentially paying punitive damages.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 7, 2015 14:52
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[Florida] Elite Defense Attorney Featured on Engle Trading Card Tuesday | Series 3, Card 2

Today's CVN Engle progeny trading card features one of the leading defense attorneys in Florida's landmark litigation. This week's featured attorney: Has won 9 of 12 verdicts. Tried a case in which the jury found Engle class membership but declared t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2015 20:32
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[Florida] Elite Defense Attorney Featured on Engle Trading Card Tuesday | Series 3, Card 2

Today's CVN Engle progeny trading card features one of the leading defense attorneys in Florida's landmark litigation. This week's featured attorney: Has won 9 of 12 verdicts. Tried a case in which the jury found Engle class membership but declared t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2015 20:32
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[Florida] DUPRE V. RJ REYNOLDS / LIVETrial

Tobacco trial that was originally part of the Florida Engle class action litigation that was decertified in 2006. This trial is scheduled to take place in Manatee County, FL.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2015 12:49
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WILLIAMS-YULEE v. FLORIDA BAR / CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA (PDF)

States have a compelling interest in preserving public confidence in their judiciaries. When the State adopts a narrowly tailored restriction like the one at issue here, those principles do not conflict. A State’s decision to elect judges does not comp
Supreme Court of the United States
added Apr 30, 2015 07:42
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[Florida] Supreme Court Upholds Fundraising Restraint on Fla. Judicial Candidates

Florida may ban judicial candidates from direct, personal solicitation of campaign funds. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., writing for a split 5-4 majority, said “Judges are not politicians, even when they come to the bench by way of the ballot. And a stat
National Law Journal
added Apr 30, 2015 07:38
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[Ireland, UK] Drunk passenger fined €1,000 after smoking e-cigarette in toilet and 'trying to hit' cabin crew on board London to Florida flight which was forced to divert

American Jody Bochner, was returning to Fort Lauderdale from visiting his girlfriend in the London on board the Norwegian Air Shuttle flight when he became threatening and abusive while drunk and ignored requests from airline staff. The 28-year-old's act
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 29, 2015 13:34
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[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $20M Punitive Award In Engle Suit

persuaded a Florida federal judge to vacate a $20 million punitive damages award for a longtime smoker Thursday in an Engle progeny case when the judge found that the plaintiff had not shown enough evidence that the company's fraudulent marketing tactics
Law360
added Apr 29, 2015 13:02
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