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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Interest Cut On $25M Engle Award ($$)

A Florida appellate court on Thursday sided with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a dispute over post-judgment interest on $25 million awarded in an Engle progeny case, finding that an amended statute allowing fluctuating rates can be retroactively applied to
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 02:38
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AUDIO: Study: More Florida Teens Turning To E-Cigarettes

Researchers say older people are turning to e-cigarettes to quit their smoking habit, while teens like them for recreational use. The study’s lead investigator, Dr. Tracey Barnett, says teens who use e-cigarettes are also more likely to use tobacco prod
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Apr 9, 2015 21:37
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[Florida] GRAHAM v R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Florida...may not enforce a duty, as it has through the Engle jury findings, premised on the theory that all cigarettes are inherently defective and that every cigarette sale is an inherently negligent act. So our holding is narrow indeed: it is only t
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Apr 9, 2015 11:56
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U.S. appeals court deals setback to Florida tobacco plaintiffs

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses more than $800,000 in damages...court said smokers who, like Graham, were originally part of a massive class action...could not rely on findings from the class action trial to prove claims that cigarettes are d
Reuters
added Apr 9, 2015 00:38
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 7, 2015 12:42
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UF study: More Florida teens using e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette use is rising among adolescents, say University of Florida researchers, who found that 12 percent of Florida high school students reported trying e-cigarettes, up from 8 percent the previous year. The research team also found that t
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 6, 2015 17:00
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A New Designer Drug That Causes ‘Excited Delirium’ Is Sweeping Florida

Flakka is mostly made out of synthetic amphetamine like cathiones which can also be found in bath salts. The drug can be acquired in a crystalline-form just like methamphetamines. ...The most common method is to smoke it using an e-cigarette. This way, on
Daily Science Journal
added Apr 6, 2015 13:00
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Here's the Key Tobacco Industry Question The Florida Supreme Court Just Adopted

The unanimous court rejected jury instructions sought by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling their wording would have kept juries from considering evidence of reliance on tobacco industry pronouncements before the 12-year repose
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 4, 2015 22:56
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Florida High Court Decision Leads to Engle Mistrial, Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of March 30

Judge Jack Tuter declares a mistrial in Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds, hours after two Florida State Supreme Court decisions making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to establish fraudulent concealment claims. Watch Judge Tuter's address to the jury here.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:22
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Florida Supreme Court upholds Engle punitive damages

smokers ... would have to prove that the manufacturers made a fraudulent claim about the dangers of cigarette smoking between May 5, 1982, and May 5, 1994, and that they relied detrimentally on those fraudulent claims in continuing to smoke.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2015 22:15
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