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[Florida] Fla. Court Halts Suits By Engle Opt-Out Plaintiffs ($$)

In three separate rulings, Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the statute of limitations on the claims by the three plaintiffs began to run in 1997 when they opted out of the Engle v. Liggett Group class, which was decertified in 2006 by the F
Law360
added Jan 6, 2014 13:35
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[Florida] FSU to Become Tobacco-Free

One major change at Florida State University is the ban of tobacco. Starting January 1st, FSU is going completely tobacco free. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country have adopted the same policies.
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Dec 31, 2013 05:51
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Urge Fla. Appeals Court To Move Engle Case ($$)

told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that a trial judge erred in ruling that an Engle progeny case should proceed in Miami-Dade County, saying statutory factors dictate a transfer to Duval County. Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA
Law360
added Nov 24, 2013 01:00
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Smoked! How Two Florida Crackers Took Down Big Tobacco

true underdog story about two old-school crackers (Harold Lewis And Florida Gov. Chiles) who took on the previously undefeated tobacco industry to win the precedent setting $18 billion dollar settlement (that saved Florida's budget after Hurricane Andrew)
Publishers Marketplace
added Nov 20, 2013 16:56
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[Florida] FGCU Faculty Senate votes to support ban on tobacco products on campus

Faculty Senate voted 20 to 6 Friday to ban tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, on Florida Gulf Coast University's campus. The vote does not change any current campus policies but will act as a statement on behalf of faculty when a decision i
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Nov 15, 2013 16:58
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[Florida] FGCU considers going tobacco-free

Students in one of the designated smoking areas at Florida Gulf Coast University would like to keep lighting one up. "I need one after class, before class," said student Sydney Levandowski.
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 15, 2013 01:58
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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[Florida] Court snuffs out tobacco's 'due process' claim

A federal appeals court Thursday rejected arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that its due-process rights had been violated as cigarette makers try to fend off thousands of lawsuits in Florida.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Nov 2, 2013 05:39
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[Uae] Shisha smoking is more addictive than cocaine, expert says

During a lecture he gave in the capital, Dr Wasim Maziak, Department of Epidemiology Professor at the Florida International University and Director of the Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, revealed that smoking shisha is more addictive than cocaine, acc
Gulf News (ae)
added Oct 30, 2013 02:34
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