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Florida jury awards $23 billion punitive damages against RJ Reynolds

The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a single plaintiff... Johnson...died of lung cancer in 1996 at age 36, smoked one to three packs a day for more 20 years, starting at age 13,
Reuters
added Jul 19, 2014 23:43
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[Florida] Reynolds on losing end of Engle progeny case

a jury verdict involving another Engle progeny case in Florida, according to Law360.com.... The jury determined Robinson’s husband was 30 percent responsible for his own illness. However, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff regarding conspiracy and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 19, 2014 04:12
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[Florida] Nelson joins bill to regulate e-cigarette nicotine bottles

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, announced Friday he has joined other lawmakers in filing new legislation designed to regulate those bottles, and make them child-proof to prevent kids from getting into them. But long term, Senator Nelson says e-ciga
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Jul 13, 2014 13:50
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Smoking in literature – quiz

This day in 1999 saw a landmark ruling against the tobacco industry, with a Miami jury later awarding $145bn damages to 500,000 Florida smokers. Can you light up the scoreboard with your knowledge of tobacco in literature?
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 7, 2014 21:45
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Ward lost his entitlement to fees and costs because he made a flawed settlement offer....The offer of judgment law, Florida Statutes Section 768.79, is intended to encourage settlement ...penalizes lawyers who rate an A- instead of an A in Draftsmanship
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 7, 2014 07:30
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[Italy] Mario Balotelli caught smoking a cigarette on hotel balcony while on holiday in Florida

After a disappointing World Cup there could be more trouble ahead for Italy striker Mario Balotelli, who has been caught smoking while on holiday in Miami. The Milan forward, who was fined by his club last year for trying to smoke on a train, doesn't see
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 6, 2014 18:45
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[District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia] Is the E-Cigarette Bubble About to Burst?

After the FDA released its proposal, I caught up with Cabrera by phone at Reagan National Airport, where she was on her way home to Hallandale Beach, Florida, before heading to Chicago for SFATA’s spring conference, called Technology Not Tobacco. She des
The Washingtonian
added Jul 3, 2014 13:02
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Reynolds loses 'Engle' case in Florida

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has received another legal setback in a long list of "Engle" jury verdicts in Florida. A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom, a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 27, 2014 20:00
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Florida Department of Health in Seminole County encourages local residential buildings to go smoke-free

Across the state, there are more than 500 smoke-free multi-unit housing properties and 73,000 smoke-free units. Two residential properties in nearby Oviedo and Sanford have already implemented smoking-free policies. “Tobacco is one of the six winnable ba
Sanford (FL) Herald
added Jun 27, 2014 15:20
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[Florida] Residential buildings urged to become smoke-free

Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie is encouraging owners of local residential buildings to go smoke-free because smoke-free policies can protect residents from secondhand smoke and smoking-related fires. Smoke-free multiunit housing is a growing t
TCPalm.com
added Jun 26, 2014 21:06
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