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[Florida] Former Lawyer's Widow Awarded $1M in Trial Against Philip Morris Over Fatal Cancer

A Florida State Court jury Thursday awarded $1 million to the widow of a lawyer and real estate developer after finding Philip Morris responsible for his coronary artery disease and fatal lung cancer. Sommers v. Philip Morris, 2008-CA-001464.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 8, 2017 21:58
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[Florida] Smoker suits against Reynolds clear legal hurdle

Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that thousands of lawsuits can continue against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The decision appears to increase the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court may choose to address the legal disputes in the future. Reyn
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Apr 8, 2017 21:39
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Claims Not Preempted, Fla. High Court Says ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs from bringing strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco companies, dealing another blow to the companies fighting the smokers' suits.
Law360
added Apr 7, 2017 18:55
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Florida Supreme Court Rules Engle Tobacco Claims Not Preempted By Federal Law

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday shot down an argument from R.J. Reynolds that thousands of liability and negligence claims against the tobacco company are preempted by federal law, allowing the lawsuits to continue working their way through Florida’
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 7, 2017 18:35
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:38
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43
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Cigarette smoking in Florida is higher in rural areas, study shows

While nearly 16 percent of Floridians are hooked on cigarette smoking, the addiction continues to affect Florida's rural counties the most, according to a new report. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health I
WPLG Ch. 10 (Miami, FL)
added Apr 4, 2017 20:53
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Florida Jury Awards $1.8 Million To Plaintiff In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found that three tobacco companies contributed to the addiction, lung cancer and death of a woman and awarded her husband $1.6 million in compensatory damages
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 3, 2017 19:54
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[Florida] 'Please don't smoke here' signs posted in Collier

They are being placed at ball fields and playgrounds at every park in the county. Florida law states you can't ban someone from smoking outside in public areas, so the county and the health department are calling this a suggestion. “I like that it's at
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 31, 2017 01:56
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[Florida] Jurors Hit RJR with $3M Compensatory Verdict, Deadlock on Punitives in Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer

A day after awarding $3 million in compensatory damages for the role R.J. Reynolds played in the lung cancer death of a 46-year-old smoker, Florida state court jurors Wednesday declared themselves at an impasse over punitive damages, forcing a mistrial in
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:10
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