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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $25M For Smoking Atty's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award them $25 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies' deception robbed them of a great husband
added Apr 27, 2016 16:09

[Florida] Philip Morris Wants $20M Punitives Fight Paused For 11th Circ. ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
added Apr 24, 2016 17:51

Lawsuit against natural cigarette maker moved to New Mexico

A class-action lawsuit targeting a company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural has moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. Three men from California, New York and Florida are suing the maker of American Spirit cigarettes, Santa Fe Natural
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 21, 2016 10:52

[Florida] Board approves smoking ban at FGCU by 10 to 1 vote

Florida Gulf Coast University will become a smoke and tobacco-free campus, effective May 9. Smoking will be allowed on the FGCU campus in designated areas until the new the policy goes into effect.
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Apr 20, 2016 15:49

[Florida] RJ Reynolds To Blame For Smoking Lawyer's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarette use from him. During opening arguments in Palm Bea
added Apr 14, 2016 15:28

[Florida] Smoker Wants $20M Damages Award Revived In Engle Case ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge to reinstate a $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris in light of a recent Florida state supreme court decision in another Engle case that held a smoker’s widow can seek...
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29

[Florida] Fla. Drops Tax On Some Cigar Wraps After Court Ruling ($$)

Certain cigar wraps that bring in approximately $3 million to Florida’s coffers annually will no longer be taxed, according to a notice from a state department on Monday that followed an appeals court opinion last week that the wraps are not taxable tobac
added Apr 12, 2016 20:43

[Maryland] Orioles understand but dislike the tobacco ban they're about to face

"What we do know is young male baseball players are far more likely to use ... My dad lives in a community in Florida where you can't smoke a cigar on your own back porch. ... C. "Jack" Young said there's no ban in the works in Baltimore's legislative arm
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Apr 11, 2016 04:35

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins In $38M Engle Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $37.5 million Engle progeny trial over the lung cancer death of a heavy smoker, saying his nicotine addiction led to his death but the company's cigarettes were not to blame.
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34

Avera & Smith Wins Florida Supreme Court Ruling Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for Consideration of Punitive Damages in Engle Progeny Case

determined that there is "no legal or principled basis for denying Engle progeny plaintiffs the right to pursue punitive damages on all properly pled counts." As a result, Avera & Smith will litigate the matter of punitive damages in the case before the E
PR Newswire
added Apr 7, 2016 19:42
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