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Massachusetts ruling could invite more tobacco suits

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that cigarettes' addictive qualities do not give cigarette makers "special protection" from product liability claims, a move that could make the state a hotbed for tobacco plaintiffs. The Massachusetts Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters
added Jun 18, 2013 12:23
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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] Tobacco Cos. Owe $4.7M For Woman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
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E-Cigarettes / A Scientific Review [FREE FULL TEXT]

evidence available at this time, although limited, points to high levels of dual use of e-cigarettes with conventional cigarettes, no proven cessation benefits, and rapidly increasing youth initiation ...emissions are not merely “harmless water vapor,”
Circulation
added May 13, 2014 12:24
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. W
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 7, 2017 03:15
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Wins at Trial Over Former Golf Pro's Fatal Lung Cancer

lung cancer death of a former golf pro who smoked the company’s cigarettes for decades. Jones v. R.J. Reynolds...needed less than three hours to decide that nicotine addiction wasn’t the legal cause of the lung cancer that killed Demos Jones.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 26, 2017 15:38
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Defense Verdict In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

on July 5 reversed a defense verdict for three tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial court erred in allowing a pulmonologist who was not qualified to testify on addiction to testify about the plaintiff’s motivation to qui
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:16
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[Florida] MARTIN V. PHILIP MORRIS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial

plaintiff claims defendants' concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 6, 2017 01:39
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[Florida] Ex-Insurance Exec Who Suffered Heart Disease Says Cigarettes Controlled His Life, as Trial Begins Against RJR ($$)

told jurors cigarettes controlled his life so completely it was all he thought about by the time he finally quit, as trial against cigarette-maker R.J. Reynolds got underway this week. Wilkins v. R.J. Reynolds, 15-2007-CA-20.15-2007-CA-20.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 14, 2016 19:29
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[Florida] Reasons Behind Nurse's Smoking Take Center Stage as Trial Against Tobacco Makers Opens

Mary Howles, 73, a nurse for more than two decades, began smoking in the 1950s and continued the habit until 1991, four years before doctors diagnosed her with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. She claims tobacco marketing a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 13, 2016 20:40
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