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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Want Finances Out Of Punitive Damages Phase ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge Wednesday to exclude evidence about their finances from the punitive damages phase of an Engle trial, arguing that such evidence is irrelevant because they have agreed not to challenge a "constitutional" punitive damages awar
added Feb 19, 2015 18:04

Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01

Tobacco industry re-ignites litigation fight with Florida's trial lawyers

The powerful cigarette industry re-ignited Florida’s tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims from collecting millions in damages.
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Feb 19, 2015 11:46

[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness ($$)

As the defense rested its case Wednesday in an Engle progeny trial in Florida state court, plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he
added Feb 19, 2015 11:44

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $2.1M Jury Verdict In Smoker's Death ($$)

finding in favor of a Florida widow who claimed smoking the company's cigarettes contributed to her husband's death from lung cancer. At the end of a nine-day trial, the jury found that smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds legally caused Charles Sowe
added Feb 12, 2015 19:24

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes celebrates an outstanding year

year began with expanding to meet the demands of its always-growing customer base. The Florida-based company moved into its new - and much larger - corporate headquarters and distribution center in Tarpon Springs.
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2015 06:33
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Quit Doc Awarded 11 Grants in Florida to Provide Tobacco Awareness and Education Programs

Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation has been awarded 11 grants from the State of Florida Department of Health to continue to provide tobacco awareness and prevention programs throughout Florida.
PR Web
added Feb 10, 2015 22:11

Jury Holds RJ Reynolds Accountable To Florida Widow Whose Husband Died From Nicotine Addiction

returned a verdict of $6 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) for Ellen Gray, the wife of Henry Gray, who died at the age of 63 from lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases.
Business Wire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:14

[Tennessee] In a Florida courtroom, Nashville attorneys are fighting in the last great tobacco war | Cover Story

he's facing adversaries with virtually unlimited resources ...What the defendants don't want in Kerrivan is for Byrd, in full-on preacher mode, to characterize them the way he did the month before... "They have killed grandmothers and grandfathers," Byrd
Nashville (TN) Scene
added Feb 5, 2015 11:16

[USA, Florida] Could the End of the Embargo Kill the Cuban-Cigar Industry?

Forty-one years after imprisoning his father, the Cuban government had now come for Pepe. In a law office high above Coral Gables, Florida, Castro's attorneys grilled him not about democracy or freedom of speech or civil rights, but about something even
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 5, 2015 06:13
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