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[Florida] $20M in Punitives Slams RJR, Brings Total Verdict to $29M in Trial over Smoker's Fatal COPD

Jurors Tuesday imposed a $20 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for the role the tobacco company played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida smoker, bringing the total award in the case to nearly $29 million. Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 26, 2016 03:08
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $8.8M, Plus Punitives, In Engle Trial ($$)

A Florida jury awarded $8.8 million on Monday to a sailor whose chain-smoking wife died of lung disease, hitting R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with far more than the $5.3 million he had asked for and also finding the tobacco company owes punitive damages for
Law360
added Oct 25, 2016 00:10
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AUDIO: Tobacco Free Florida, Workforce Board Partner To Help Unemployed Floridians Who Smoke

Back in August, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida launched its “Quit Your Way” campaign. The goal is to expand the tools smokers can use to quit smoking. Now, Tobacco Free Florida is working with CareerSource Florida to help tobacco
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27
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[Florida] Rubio Visits Regulation-Burdened Historic Cigar Manufacturer

Rubio, with fellow Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, is the original cosponsor of the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act (S. 441)... Congressman Patrick Murphy, who is challenging for Rubio's Senate seat in November, has sig
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:11
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Man's Cancer Death, Widow Tells Jurors ($$)

The widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying it conspired with other tobacco companies to hide the dangers of cigarettes until it was too late.
Law360
added Oct 22, 2016 18:15
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[Florida] Sailor Seeks $5M From RJ Reynolds Over Wife's Death ($$)

A sailor whose wife who died of lung disease after decades of smoking cigarettes urged a Florida jury on Friday to award him $5.3 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the company lied about smoking's dangers, causing his
Law360
added Oct 22, 2016 18:14
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a former hairdresser who died of lung cancer after smoking up to three packs a day for decades, even while undergoing chemotherapy, urged a Florida jury Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for her death, saying the tobacco giant hid the da
Law360
added Oct 20, 2016 23:58
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[Florida] Court orders oral arguments in smoking death case

The Florida Supreme Court, which accepted jurisdiction this May, will hear the case March 8, court filings show. At trial, a jury found smoker James E. Schoeff 25 percent at fault in his death. He had “died from lung cancer caused by his addiction to ci
SaintPetersBlog
added Oct 20, 2016 19:44
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Florida Lawmaker Offers Measure to Make Baseball Tobacco-Free

St. Pete City Council Vice Chair Darden Rice (District 4) today announced plans to introduce an ordinance to eliminate the use of smokeless tobacco products at all sports venues in St. Petersburg (including The Trop), both to set the right example for Ame
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 19, 2016 21:00
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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Defense Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

affirmed a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding the trial judge did not err by including a question about Philip Morris USA Inc.’s fault on the verdict form over the plaintiff’s objections (Jose Vila v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 3D15-1
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 14, 2016 16:59
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