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[Florida] Tobacco Case Lesson: Use Closing Arguments Cautiously

A trial lawyer and his boss did something surprising: They saved a $5 million jury award by admitting error to judges. A loss would have been a significant upset for the plaintiffs' side of tobacco litigation and a signal victory for defense forces.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added May 11, 2015 14:41
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[Florida] ZAMBONI v R.J. REYNOLDS and PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC.: JURY'S VERDICT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLAIMS (PDF)

We the jury find that e plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that Mr. Hoover's addiction was a gal cause of Mr. Hoover's lung cancer:...We the jury fmd that the plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that smoking cigarettes
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 20:03
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[Canada] Québec Tobacco-Free Week 2015

runs from January 18 to 24, 2015, will highlight the suffering experienced by smokers in the final stages of life due to a smoking-related disease. Tobacco makes its victims suffer before it kills them. Coordinated by the Québec Council on Tobacco and Hea
Québec Tobacco-Free Week (Québec Council on Tobacco and Health) (ca)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:21
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of December 8

Thursday saw Dorothy Wilson, the daughter of Andrew Halburton, the deceased smoker at the heart of this suit against R.J. Reynolds, describe her father's heavy history of smoking. Wilson told jurors that her father would begin smoking soon after he awoke
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 15, 2014 01:23
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[Florida] Another Tobacco Lawsuit Settled for $21 Million in Favor of the Plaintiff, Parker Waichman LLP Comments

“We are happy that the justice system continues to recognize that cigarettes are dangerous,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “These verdicts should be sending a strong message to the tobacco industry.”
PR Web
added Dec 3, 2014 11:59
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New Supreme Court of Canada appointee Suzanne Côté has national profile, known for taking on big cases

woman to the Supreme Court of Canada directly from a career in private practice. She has often represented large corporations in court — above, Imperial Tobacco in 2012
Financial Post (ca)
added Nov 28, 2014 04:02
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[Canada] Anti-smoking groups cheering e-cigarette ban

Angeline Webb with the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society tells 630CHED’s Andrew Grose that agrees with Northlands decision. “Particularly for kids, they shouldn’t be exposed to the act of smoking,” she says. “It’s not a healthy behaviour. W
iNews880 CHQT-AM (ca)
added Nov 7, 2014 12:05
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[Florida] Steven Hammer's last moments in his Phase 2 closings in Calloway v. RJR

Attorney, Steven Hammer, ends his closing argument powerfully, encouraging the jury to "be proud of your verdict" and to "walk away knowing you made the right decision today."
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:19
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[Florida] Court Revives Tobacco Suit After Woman's Mother Dies

A woman convinced the Fourth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday that she could amend a complaint filed by her mother to add a wrongful death claim against several tobacco companies. Kimberly Roden also prevailed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phili
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 14, 2014 06:33
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[Asia] Tobacco control in Uzbekistan – next steps

Uzbekistan ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2012 and is continuously working towards its implementation. According to the Global Tobacco Control Report 2012, the adult daily smoking prevalence was 10%. This number doe
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 21, 2014 10:18
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