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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] 3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

Here, we dis­cuss the ver­dict and its impli­ca­tions with Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law Richard Day­nard. . . conceivable that the jury was influenced by the $27 billion buy-out deal in coming up with $23+ billion in punishment: They mig
Northeastern News
added Jul 24, 2014 20:21
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[Florida] Reynolds on losing end of Engle progeny case

a jury verdict involving another Engle progeny case in Florida, according to Law360.com.... The jury determined Robinson’s husband was 30 percent responsible for his own illness. However, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff regarding conspiracy and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 19, 2014 04:12
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[Florida] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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[Florida] QUOTES FROM ENGLE TRIAL JURORS ON THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (PDF)

[item undated] The jury awarded the $145 billion in punitive damages despite attempts by the cigarette companies' lawyers and top executives to convince the jury that the tobacco companies had changed their ways and were now responsible corporate citizens
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
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[Florida] Tobacco Lawsuit Funding News: Ongoing Tobacco Lawsuits Now Favoring Plaintiffs, as Legal-Bay Reaffirms Their Commitment to Tobacco Plaintiffs

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that tobacco lawsuits are ongoing...Legal-Bay is announcing their readiness to aid victims, and their family members, with lawsuit funding while they await their ultimate settlements.
PR Newswire
added Jun 15, 2015 08:51
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[Florida] In Re: ENGLE CASES: 4432 INDIVIDUAL TOBACCO PLAINTIFFS versus VARIOUS TOBACCO COMPANIES (PDF)

Plaintiffs’ counsel have never explained why they couldn’t have included the dates of death or their “new” pleadings regarding equitable tolling in their original complaints, nor have they sought to justify their five-year delay in seeking to add this
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 10, 2014 14:44
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[Florida] 2014 Legal Trends in Tampa

Florida litigation set plenty of new precedents this past year...Laura Grossman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1993 and died just two years later at age 38. She had been a smoker since she was 15. The verdict included $22.5 million in punitive damages
Law.com
added May 27, 2014 13:13
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[Florida] 588 Smoking Lawsuits Up in Smoke ($$)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 588 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers. ($$)
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:37
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