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[Florida] RJ Reynolds To Blame For Smoking Lawyer's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarette use from him. During opening arguments in Palm Bea
added Apr 14, 2016 15:28

[Florida] Smoker Wants $20M Damages Award Revived In Engle Case ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge to reinstate a $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris in light of a recent Florida state supreme court decision in another Engle case that held a smoker’s widow can seek...
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29

[Florida] Fla. Drops Tax On Some Cigar Wraps After Court Ruling ($$)

Certain cigar wraps that bring in approximately $3 million to Florida’s coffers annually will no longer be taxed, according to a notice from a state department on Monday that followed an appeals court opinion last week that the wraps are not taxable tobac
added Apr 12, 2016 20:43

[Maryland] Orioles understand but dislike the tobacco ban they're about to face

"What we do know is young male baseball players are far more likely to use ... My dad lives in a community in Florida where you can't smoke a cigar on your own back porch. ... C. "Jack" Young said there's no ban in the works in Baltimore's legislative arm
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Apr 11, 2016 04:35

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins In $38M Engle Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $37.5 million Engle progeny trial over the lung cancer death of a heavy smoker, saying his nicotine addiction led to his death but the company's cigarettes were not to blame.
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34

Avera & Smith Wins Florida Supreme Court Ruling Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for Consideration of Punitive Damages in Engle Progeny Case

determined that there is "no legal or principled basis for denying Engle progeny plaintiffs the right to pursue punitive damages on all properly pled counts." As a result, Avera & Smith will litigate the matter of punitive damages in the case before the E
PR Newswire
added Apr 7, 2016 19:42

[Florida] Fla. Cannot Tax Cigar Wraps As Loose Tobacco, Court Says ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a final ruling by the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation that held that wraps used to make homemade cigars are taxable under the definition of tobacco products in state law.
added Apr 7, 2016 18:11

[Caribbean, Florida] Cuba As Depicted in 19th Century Cigar Box Art

Cuba’s long war of independence forced Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor to move his Principe de Gales (Prince of Wales) operations from the cigar manufacturing center of Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida.
Cuba Journal
added Apr 5, 2016 15:38

helping youth activists spread the truth about tobacco

truth® is now taking applications for the second annual National Summit on Youth Activism, scheduled for July 12-16 in Orlando, Florida. At the summit young activists participate in community engagement, activism and organizing training, and learn how t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 1, 2016 16:01

Key Florida Supreme Court Rulings Pave Way for Millions More in Damages Against Tobacco Companies

Two Florida Supreme Court decisions in as many weeks have changed the litigation landscape for thousands of Engle progeny plaintiffs, rendering it easier to prove class membership and recover millions in punitive damages against the nation’s tobacco comp
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2016 15:51
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