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Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

The definition voters approved included “all types of medical marijuana, including flower, which is smokeable marijuana,” he said. “If the state is able to prohibit smokeable marijuana, why shouldn’t they be able to prohibit vaping? Why shouldn’t they be
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 16, 2018 19:31
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Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy says

The cause of death was listed as “projectile wound of head” — the pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said — and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. The “mod”-type p
Washington Post
added May 16, 2018 18:50
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R.J. Reynolds Defends Dismissal Of Florida Wrongful Death Claims ($$)

a Pinellas County trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying a motion to vacate an earlier dismissal for lack of prosecution because a plaintiff disregarded procedures to avoid dismissal during a “standstill agreement” in the underlying wrongful
Lexis Nexis
added May 15, 2018 05:03
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Florida Jury: Smoker Primarily At Fault For COPD Diagnosis ($$)

awarded an Engle progeny plaintiff $375,000 in damages but deemed her 90 percent at fault for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Myra Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CA-15000, Fla. Cir., 4thhJud., Duval Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Florida Panel Sides With Tobacco Plaintiff, Upholds $20 Million Award ($$)

rejected efforts by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to undo a $20 million punitive damage award issued by jurors to the widower of a smoker who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Alan Konzelman,
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Seeks To Undo Punitives In $11.5M Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday for a new trial in a case that resulted in an $11.5 million award for the relatives of a nurse who died of lung cancer, arguing that the instructions to the jury regarding how they could determine entitlement to pun
Law360
added May 10, 2018 17:49
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Mistrial Declared In Florida Tobacco Case After Juror Is Stricken ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. successfully moved to strike a juror for his “inability to understand English” (Myron Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added May 9, 2018 03:02
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[Florida] Justices Asked To Consider Dismissed Tobacco Cases

three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice last week as a first step in seeking Suprem
WLRN-Miami Herald
added May 9, 2018 01:21
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[Florida] Camel Cigarettes & Tobacco Conspiracy to Blame for Man's Fatal Cancer, Atty Argues in Trial Against RJR

Attorneys battled Friday over whether nicotine addiction and a conspiracy to hide smoking’s dangers caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006848. “It’s almost a 50-year conspiracy
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 9, 2018 01:20
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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 5.8.18: “Justices asked to consider dismissed tobacco cases”

About three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice as a first step in seeking Supreme Cou
Florida Politics
added May 9, 2018 00:08
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