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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Musician's $1.9M Suit Claiming Smoking Caused COPD

Jurors Tuesday found a South Florida musician did not suffer from the respiratory disease she claimed was caused by decades of smoking, giving R.J. Reynolds the win in her $1.9 million suit against the tobacco giant. Green v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-046326
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2015 18:27

[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker ($$)

Reynolds this year closed out nearly every remaining federal Engle progeny case in Florida and obtained a crucial win at the Eleventh Circuit, accomplishments that land its defense leader among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs for the fourth straight...
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

[Florida] Federal proposal moves public housing in a smoke-free direction

The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, the state's comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program, has been working to educate public and private housing managers about the benefits of smoke-free policies for more than three years and is encouraged
Tampa Bay Newspapers
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $8M For Pilot's Bladder Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

A retired pilot who developed bladder cancer and heart and lung diseases after smoking for decades urged a Florida jury Friday to award him more than $8 million in compensatory damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, saying the tobacco companies
added Nov 21, 2015 19:38

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $10M For War Hero's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a trucker and war hero who allegedly died of a smoking-related disease after decades of smoking up to six packs of cigarettes daily urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them over $10 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plus punitives,
added Nov 20, 2015 18:02

Powerful health groups renew push to raise Florida's cigarette tax

Four powerful health organizations are putting their collective muscle behind an effort to increase the state’s cigarette tax for the first time in seven years. The coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Americ
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Nov 20, 2015 03:16

[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Says It Isn't To Blame For Untimely Engle Suit ($$)

tried Thursday to dodge malpractice claims brought by a Florida woman who says the firm botched her suit against tobacco companies, arguing the woman's suit failed because her claims were untimely and not because of the firm's actions.
added Nov 14, 2015 01:11

Florida appeals court revives $12.3 mln award for Engle plaintiff

reinstated $12.3 million in damages for the daughter of a deceased smoker, ruling that the trial court had erred by granting R.J. Reynolds' motion to toss a jury verdict finding the company had fraudulently concealed the dangers of cigarettes. In a unani
added Nov 13, 2015 02:39

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Late Pizzeria Owner's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

told jurors in Pasco County, Florida that John Barbose's death left Phyllis, his wife of four decades, alone and unable to stomach the thought of dating another man, and deprived the couple's loving children and granddaughter of the family patriarch. "He
added Nov 6, 2015 20:13

[Florida] $30M Award Against RJ Reynolds Too Big, Fla. Court Says

was excessive compared with the properly determined, $10.5 million compensatory award, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, remanding the case for a recalculation but not a retrial. A majority panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that t
added Nov 5, 2015 02:22
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