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U.S. Supreme Court sides against Big Tobacco in Florida litigation

Plaintiffs are winning about two-thirds of the Florida cases, said Ed Sweda, a senior attorney for PHAI, a health advocacy group at Northeastern University's law school. He said Big Tobacco lawyers now may try to craft a global settlement with the rough
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 11, 2014 21:28
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Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court on Florida Suits

The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to intervene in the Florida tobacco litigation. The justices rejected a similar appeal in October. Lawyers for the smokers and their families urged the Supreme Court to turn away the latest appeals as well. They
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jun 10, 2014 20:46
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Florida smokers about to get big pay day

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. wanted the court to review cases in which smokers won large damage awards without having to prove that the companies sold a defective and dangerous product or hid the risks of smo
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 08:51
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[Florida] Justices Reject Big Tobacco Bid To Snuff Engle Progeny Suits ($$)

The justices have never taken up a tobacco company’s appeal of any adverse ruling in the Engle progeny cases, which stem from the Florida Supreme Court’s monumental 2006 ruling that decertified a class of 700,000 smokers and their... To view the full art
Law360
added Jun 9, 2014 22:04
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Supreme Court leaves intact Florida verdicts against tobacco companies

By turning away the cases, the high court left intact the rulings against R.J. Reynolds, part of Reynolds American Inc , and one against Lorillard Inc. The individual verdicts vary in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $25 million. The high c
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2014 19:08
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Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco Cases

refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members. The Supreme Court did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the appeals, which were filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phi
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jun 9, 2014 17:02
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[Florida] Fla. Court Asked To Overturn RJ Reynolds' Engle Win ($$)

The son of a deceased smoker asked a Florida appeals court to reverse a defense verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing that the evidence presented clearly showed that the smoker's emphysema and lung cancer were caused by cigarettes and kil
Law360
added Jun 7, 2014 12:37
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FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41
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[Florida] 2014 Legal Trends in Tampa

Florida litigation set plenty of new precedents this past year...Laura Grossman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1993 and died just two years later at age 38. She had been a smoker since she was 15. The verdict included $22.5 million in punitive damages
Law.com
added May 27, 2014 13:13
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[Florida] Oliva Tobacco CEO donates $1 million to Jesuit High School

Oliva, class of 1960, is a past member of the Jesuit High School Foundation and Alumni Council and is a current member of the school's steering committee. He later earned an engineering degree from the University of Florida and played football for the Ga
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added May 7, 2014 21:14
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