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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $1M Verdict In Smoker's Death ($$)

finding the companies partially liable for a five-pack-a-day smoker's lung cancer death and saying they also deserve to pay punitive damages for hiding cigarettes' dangers. The jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, found that plaintiff Sal Marchese is primar
added Oct 5, 2015 13:52

[Florida] American Spirits [sic] Cig Makers Sued Over 'Natural' Claims ($$)

have been hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court for allegedly marketing the cigarettes as “natural,” “organic” and “100% additive free” in the most deceptive campaign of any major U.S. cigarette brand on the market.
added Oct 5, 2015 13:45

Class action lawsuit filed against maker of Natural American Spirit cigarettes

The company that manufactures American Spirit [corporate website] cigarettes is the subject of a new class action lawsuit [complaint, PDF]. The lawsuit, filed by a Florida law firm Wednesday against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and its parent company (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)
added Oct 4, 2015 22:44

[Florida] Million-Dollar Award, Plus Possible Punitives, in Tobacco Trial Over Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors Friday awarded $1 million, plus potential punitives, to a Florida widow who claimed two of the nation’s leading tobacco companies were responsible for her husband’s death following a half-century of smoking. Marchese v. Philip Morris, 2013-CV-00284
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 4, 2015 11:40

[California, Florida] Plaintiffs Seek Cert. in NJOY E-Cig Class Action Lawsuit

Plaintiffs Ben Z. Halberstam and Kathryn Thomas are seeking two statewide Class certifications to cover Class Members in both California and Florida who purchased NJOY e-cigarettes based on the defendant’s alleged false advertising campaign. This is the
Law Firm of Wolf & Pravato, P.A.
added Sep 29, 2015 23:50

South Florida investigative report teens vaping dangerous drugs on the rise conducted a series of interviews with teens at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF)... As the electronic cigarette is luring more and more teens into vaping...there is a new breed of vaping devices flooding the South Florida market. It (National)
added Sep 28, 2015 10:29

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Took Couple's American Dream, Jury Told ($$)

Attorneys for the widower of a Polish-American immigrant who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the case represented the loss of the American Dream. John and Helen Gordon were Wo
added Sep 26, 2015 20:18

Meet the kids of The Sweetheart Rink: Photographer unearths incredible album of portraits taken inside a rural Florida roller rink in 1972

One thing the photo series makes clear is that at the time, age was not an issue when it came to smoking at the rink... In this more innocent era, the adults appeared to be fine with the teens smoking, even lighting their cigarettes for them
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2015 20:13
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In ‘99 Homes,’ a Man Buffeted and Then Manipulated in Florida’s Foreclosure Disaster

Rick (played with tiger-shark ferocity by Michael Shannon), could conduct a self-help seminar on how to think, act and dress like a winner. With an e-cigarette clenched between his teeth, a pistol strapped to his ankle and a cellphone glued to his ear, Ri
New York Times
added Sep 24, 2015 19:02

[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Can’t Remove Engle Fee Fight, Firms Say ($$)

Two Florida law firms said a state court should hear their claims accusing Lieff Cabraser...of flouting a fee-sharing agreement over a $100 million settlement that ended hundreds of Engle progeny cases, urging a federal judge Wednesday to remand the case.
added Sep 24, 2015 15:19
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