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Supreme Court leaves intact Florida verdicts against tobacco companies

By turning away the cases, the high court left intact the rulings against R.J. Reynolds, part of Reynolds American Inc , and one against Lorillard Inc. The individual verdicts vary in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $25 million. The high c
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2014 19:08
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[New York] SCHWAB: A new smoking trend?

Dunkirk (NY) Observer
added May 6, 2012 19:21
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Florida smokers win $100 million in tobacco lawsuit

“Whenever people are suffering, we always welcome serious, fair offers that may more quickly resolve their claims and help them move on with their lives as best they can,” said Joe Rice... “We’ve committed to try to get 100 percent of the cases resolved,
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2015 14:48
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[Florida, Massachusetts] There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Newer cases are getting filed; law is still being made. Fresh evidence of this appears in a Dec. 5 decision of the First District Court of Appeal. In an action brought by an Alachua County woman who has lung cancer, the court reversed a directed verdict
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 29, 2014 21:01
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[Texas] Flavored cigars replacing cigarettes in popularity among teens

Now, after the federal ban on flavored cigarettes four years ago, flavored cigars are now all the rage, especially among younger smokers. "One thing that the cigarette company learned long ago is the earlier you can get someone hooked on your product, th
KLTV ABC 7 (Tyler, TX)
added Sep 23, 2013 13:01
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court gets another tobacco question

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel on Wednesday split 2-1 in affirming a trial judge's refusal to allow punitive damages in an Alachua County case because fraud was not proven. A jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay Lucille Soffer $2 million
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2012 06:01
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[New York] Shut out of name-brand cigarettes, the Onondaga Nation will roll its own

The Onondaga Nation has joined the growing number of Indian tribes making their own cigarettes. The nation smokeshop in Nedrow has been giving away a free pack of "Eagles" cigarettes with the purchase of a carton of other brands.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Sep 1, 2012 21:36
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[Florida] Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: Status: In Progress

10/03/14 PM 01:30 PM EDT Control_play_blue Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et a 10/03/14 AM 08:17 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:21
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
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Setback for R.J. Reynolds Against Florida Smokers

R.J. Reynolds was not deprived of due process by the application of res judicata to a jury's finding that cigarettes generally are unhealthy and addictive, the 11th Circuit ruled.
Courthouse News
added Sep 13, 2013 07:52
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