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Referee Says DQ'd Attys Violated Fla. Bar Rules ($$)

A referee on Monday concluded that two attorneys who represented a group of flight attendants who had been part of a $300 million class settlement with tobacco companies violated Florida Bar rules when they worked on a suit against a medical research inst
Law360
added Jan 12, 2017 06:18
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[Florida] FL Appeals Court Orders Cuts in Pair of Awards Against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris

A Florida appellate court this week cut a pair of Engle awards against the country’s two biggest tobacco companies, after concluding the trial judge in each case erred in not reducing their compensatory damages.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 7, 2017 02:31
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Florida Appeals Panel Remands Tobacco Suit With Order To Reduce Damages ($$)

found that a trial court erred in not reducing the compensatory award by the comparative fault the jury found in an Engle progeny suit brought by a man whose wife died from lung cancer related to her smoking (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Jan Grossman, No.
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 6, 2017 00:59
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FACTBOX-Trump to meet Vector CEO, ex-Bush economic adviser Hubbard, others

Trump continues meetings at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepares to take over the White House from Democrat Barack Obama on Jan. 20. Below is a list of meetings for Friday, according to Trump's transition team.
CNBC
added Dec 30, 2016 16:51
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Under Trump, Florida's premium cigar industry could escape job-killing FDA regulations

could save thousands of jobs by stripping the [FDA] of its ability to regulate premium cigars like cigarettes. Late last week, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the incoming chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, met with President-elect Donald
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Dec 23, 2016 00:34
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[UK, Florida] ISSUE 8

Vaping Advice for Parents from Public Health England / Diamond Vapor's Keith Fairman brightens up the lives of terminally ill people at Florida hospice / Former Windson Man David Goerlitz tells how he walked away from a $100,00-a-year career promoting t
Vapouround Magazine (uk)
added Dec 21, 2016 22:23
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$19.4M Award Hammers Tobacco Companies at Trial Over Death of Florida Professor

slapped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with more than $19 million in damages for the role it found the cigarette makers played in the death of a former University of Florida professor. Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-2010.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 21, 2016 20:55
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Florida's Courts 4th on Tort Reformers' 'Judicial Hellholes' List

"Florida’s storied tobacco litigation shows no signs of burning down after 2016’s back-to-back Florida Supreme Court rulings expanding liability," says the report. Since the state high court lowered evidentiary requirements in tobacco lawsuits a decade
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:33
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Cleared at Trial Over Smoker's Respiratory Disease

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds prevailed Friday at trial in a suit brought by the widow of a Florida smoker, after jurors found the smoker did not meet a class action suit’s requirements. Dubinsky v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-026783. The 18th Circuit Court
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $19M Verdict In Business Prof's Death ($$)

jury on Monday slammed R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $13.5 million in punitive damages over the heart and lung disease death of a popular University of Florida business professor, bringing the total awarded in the case to more t
Law360
added Dec 20, 2016 16:47
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