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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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Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

have a much greater risk of dying early from any of the nation's five leading causes of death, federal health officials reported Thursday. Those living in eight southern states -- Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Ca
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 2, 2014 20:53
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight Engle Fraud Claims In Fla. High Court ($$)

Tobacco companies on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to narrowly construe the state's 12-year statute of repose with regard to Engle progeny plaintiffs' fraud claims in two cases that could determine whether the former class members will be able
Law360
added May 1, 2014 09:49
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[Florida] Holmes County Department of Health is urging local residential buildings to go smoke-free - Local - ChipleyPaper.com

Smoke-free multiunit housing, a growing trend throughout the country, is making its way to Florida. Across the state, there are more than 500 smoke-free multiunit housing properties and 73,000 smoke-free units. Residential properties in and around Holmes
Chipley Paper.com (Holmes County (FL) Times-Advertiser / Washington County News)
added Apr 29, 2014 18:05
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[Florida] Bill Curbing E-Cigarette Sales Is On The Move

A House bill to stop minors from buying e-cigarettes, widely popular in the Florida Legislature, is moving forward without a restriction that would have prevented local governments from imposing stronger rules. The American heart and lung associations a
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 23, 2014 22:41
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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Our Take: Tobacco trickery

The Florida Senate passed its own ban without the objectionable House language. The House bill is scheduled to come up for debate on the floor today. If members in the lower chamber want to protect kids, and not just do the bidding of Big Tobacco, they'
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Apr 21, 2014 20:43
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EDITORIAL: Florida E-Cigarette Bill: Include Home Rule

The ban on local regulations, known as pre-emption, would mean counties could no longer take steps such as requiring tobacco products to be sold behind the counter. Supporters claim the pre-emption measure is simply a way to have uniform regulations acro
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 19, 2014 13:12
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[Florida] Barry Hummel: Don't let tobacco industry win here

Big Tobacco is back in Tallahassee, pulling strings behind the scenes to make sure that kids in Florida will have easier access to tobacco....Reach out to your representative and to the House leadership and voice your opposition to HB 169. We need to mak
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Apr 19, 2014 12:13
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Guest column: Big Tobacco should butt out of trying to make laws in Florida

Big Tobacco is clearly behind House Bill 169 in the Florida House of Representatives. It would prevent local communities from deciding for themselves how to prevent youth from being exposed to tobacco products. If House Bill 169 is passed, all control
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 20:06
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