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Florida appeals court denies punitive damages against Reynolds

In a second-quarter report filed in July, Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been rendered against the company and either the compensatory and/or punitive damages have been set or are under appeal. The list provides the pe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 4, 2014 14:17
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Florida Court Affirms $4.25M Award For Smoker's Widow ($$)

A three-judge panel of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the jury award for Virginia Williams... also said it would not reverse the trial court's denial of Virginia Williams' claims for punitive damages on both her intentional tort claims
Law360
added Sep 3, 2014 19:32
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Lazy Botanicals Sponsors the Central Florida Vapor Expo

it is the Diamond Sponsor of the Central Florida Vapor Expo 2014 (CFLVE). This expo is the first e-cigarette, vaporizer, glass and smoking accessory convention in Central Florida. It will take place in the 4th quarter of 2014. This is a public event open
PR Newswire
added Sep 3, 2014 16:22
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Jury Awards $3.1 Million in Compensatory Damages in Florida Tobacco Lawsuit, Irimi v. R.J. Reynolds

Jurors awarded the daughter of a deceased smoker more than $3 million for her father’s smoking-related pain, suffering, and medical expenses, but refused to find tobacco companies liable for punitive damages in her Engle progeny suit. Heather Irimi v. R.J
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 30, 2014 16:10
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[Florida] Attorneys Dispute Issue of Addiction in Closing Arguments of Gore v. R.J. Reynolds Engle Progeny Suit

In closing arguments today, counsel debated whether Gloria Gore, the deceased smoker at the center of one of Florida’s Engle progeny tobacco suits, was a nicotine addict whose smoking ultimately killed her, or was a smoker-by-choice who enjoyed her cigare
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:30
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Denies Fees For Withdrawn Atty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

a Florida attorney could not collect fees for litigation work he did for Aldar Tobacco Group LLC because he voluntarily withdrew from the case before the case settled and Aldar recovered money. A three-judge panel for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a dist
Law360
added Aug 22, 2014 13:25
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RJ Reynolds Says Evidence Doesn't Support $4M Engle Award ($$)

arguing that the damages for pain and suffering were not in line with the evidence showing that the smoker was abusive to his wife. Jones Day's Gregory Katsas, who argued on behalf of the tobacco company in front of a panel of Florida's Third District Co
Law360
added Aug 21, 2014 21:32
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Denies Fees For Withdrawn Atty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

ruled that a Florida attorney could not collect fees for litigation work he did for Aldar Tobacco Group LLC because he voluntarily withdrew from the case before the case settled and Aldar recovered money.
Law360
added Aug 17, 2014 06:49
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Pam Bondi defends Florida cigar-maker against potential federal regulations targeting e-cigarettes

Attorney General Pam Bondi said the federal government is going “overboard” with proposed regulations to link electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to the same rules as the cigarette industry. Bondi wrote in a letter that she wants the
Florida Times-Union
added Aug 14, 2014 06:15
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Fla. AG Wants Cigar Co. Spared From New FDA Tobacco Rules ($$)

Attorneys general from 27 states came together Friday, the deadline for comment, to express their support for the proposal. But Florida's Pam Bondi said that the federal agency needs to "more narrowly tailor these overboard regulations," The News Service
Law360
added Aug 14, 2014 02:33
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