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Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
News-Medical.net
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] Jury holds Reynolds liable for $25 million

A Florida jury voted Tuesday to make R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for $25 million in punitive damages in a case involving Thomas and Bettye Ryan. The amount was $3.5 million requested by the plaintiffs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2015 11:26
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Slaps RJ Reynolds With $25M Punitive Damages

A Florida jury on Tuesday slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $25 million in punitive damages, adding to a $21.5 million compensatory verdict...attorneys for plaintiff Thomas Ryan seized on an RJR attorney's remark that the $21.5 million compensatory
Law360
added Apr 21, 2015 19:09
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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[Florida] STEIN: Fraudulent Concealment and the Statute of Repose

Anyone interested in the tobacco litigation and/or medical malpractice must read Hess v. Philip Morris USA....this decision of the Florida Supreme Court advances the understanding of statutes of repose and how they apply, inter alia, in medical malpractic
Harvard University Law Blogs
added Apr 18, 2015 10:27
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[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
Law360
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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PERDUE: It's time to fix Florida's problem with punitive damages

the bill clarifies that the Legislature's 1999 limitations on punitive damage calculations must apply to all pending cases filed after that law was enacted. This change was made for a simple but critically important reason — to protect all plaintiffs and
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Apr 10, 2015 21:38
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[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and juries that hear most smoking cases in Florida. The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court that had refused to grant judgment as a matter of law to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 21:29
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[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

some of the original Engle jury's Phase I findings — sweeping conclusions about the general ills of cigarettes that still aid plaintiffs in Florida — amount to a ban on the products, but attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and ju
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 16:11
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Big Win for Big Tobacco in Florida Smoking Case

"regulation of cigarettes rests on the assumption that they will still be sold and that consumers will maintain a 'right to choose to smoke or not to smoke...these specific, sweeping bases…we conclude frustrate the full purposes and objectives of Congress
Courthouse News
added Apr 10, 2015 02:40
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