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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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Editorial: What if tobacco companies were treated like other drug pushers?

Deep inside, most Americans realize that the industry’s “get ’em hooked” strategy is evil. That’s why a Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion ... We wish that nicotine-pushers could be treated just like heroin-pushers, cocaine-pushers and similar operators.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Aug 6, 2014 00:11
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[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22
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The Readers' Forum: Sunday letters: What’s Next?

A Florida jury awards damages amounting to $23.6 billion from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker. What’s next? We'll run your responses later this week.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:13
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[Florida] Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

"It's over. R.J. Reynolds got knocked in the head. They have to own up to it — they have not, they probably won't, but it's justice," Robinson told The Associated Press. Some legal experts even suggested the jurors in Florida, home to most of the nation
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:37
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[Florida] $23B Verdict Pushes Big Tobacco To Rethink Engle Strategy ($$)

experts say the unprecedented size of the award could still nudge Big Tobacco toward settling cases in Florida. After a four-week trial, a Florida state court jury slammed the tobacco giant Friday with the largest award in any Engle tobacco case in a wro
Law360
added Jul 22, 2014 12:40
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[Florida] Holy Smokes! Fla. Jury Socks RJR With $23.6 Billion Verdict ($$)

The lead lawyer behind Friday’s outsized verdict is Willie Gary of Gary, Williams, Parenti, & Watson, the Florida plaintiffs lawyer known for his extravagant style and his private Boeing 737, “Wings of Justice II.” “We hope that this verdict will send a
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2014 13:20
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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Shares in tobacco giants Reynolds American (RAI) and Philip Morris International (PM) were falling heavily premarket after a Florida jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a long-time smoker who died of lung cancer.
CNN/Money
added Jul 21, 2014 12:36
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Florida widow wins $23.6 bn in RJ Reynolds tobacco payout

"RJ Reynolds took a calculated risk by manufacturing cigarettes and selling them to consumers without properly informing them of the hazards," Robinson's lawyer Willie Gary said in a statement. "As a result of their negligence, my client's husband suffe
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:21
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