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[Florida] Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law. Katsas was arguing for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit filed by Phil Marotta whose father all
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:31
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Report: Florida adult, teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago, Floridians voted in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoking rates among adults and
Crestview (FL) News-Bulletin
added Nov 19, 2016 19:05
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[Florida] Appeals Court Scuttles Rare $8M Asbestos Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds, Crane Co.

A Florida appeals court has overturned a rare $8 million verdict in an asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., finding that a trial court shouldn’t have allowed jurors to hear testimony from an expert whose o
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2016 00:03
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[Florida] Judge Axes Boies Atty Sanctions Over Long Depostion ($$)

A Florida state judge nixed sanctions imposed against a Boies Schiller partner representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit who had argued that he wasn’t even present when the judge decided that sanctions were warranted.
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:02
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Florida smoking rates have decreased dramatically, state says

According to Tobacco Free Florida, the smoking rate has decreased from 21 percent in 2006 to 15.8 percent in 2015. Officials with the organization say that's the lowest the rate has ever been, but there's still work to be done. "The tobacco industry is c
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 16, 2016 17:37
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on Nov. 14 found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit, determining that a woman knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before the cutoff date to file an Engle progeny suit (Patricia Kl
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28
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[Germany] German Glass Pipe Maker Sues Florida Tobacco Store ($$)

A German glass tobacco pipe maker on Nov. 4 sued a Florida tobacco shop in federal court in Florida, claiming that the shop sold counterfeit pipes (Sream Inc. v. Tobacco E. Cigs LLC, No. 0:16-cv-62624, S.D. Fla.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 21:42
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Florida adult and teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago this month, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoki
Florida Trend Magazine
added Nov 15, 2016 17:09
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Florida Jury Awards $21.5 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Tobacco Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Nov. 3 awarded $14 million in punitive damages to a woman whose husband died from cancer caused by smoking, bringing the total amount of damages in the Engle progeny suit to more than $21 million (Barbara Johnston v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 06:26
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Vaporized: Smokeless Tobacco Retailer Totally Wicked Shutting Down

While Totally Wicked operates just six stores in Northeast Florida and one in Youngstown, Ohio, the reason cited for its decision to shut down could also reverberate among an estimated 3,000 other small retail vape locations. Fraser Cropper, managing d
CoStar
added Nov 14, 2016 02:15
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