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[Florida] The Week Ahead for March 9 to March 13, 2015

TOBACCO LAWSUIT...A panel of the Florida First District Court of Appeals hears the case of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend at 200 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee, in courtroom 2 at 9 a.m.
The Florida Current
added Mar 10, 2015 12:12
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[Florida] $10M Tobacco Verdict OK'd For Man With Cancer Who Started Smoking At 7

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a $10 million jury award to a man who started smoking when he was 7. The defendant in the products liability case is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The appeals court issued a brief opinion that doesn't ex
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 30, 2014 16:27
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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 Tobacco Ruling Applies in Federal Cases

a three-judge panel said the 2006 Florida ruling applies to several thousand cases against cigarette makers pending in federal courts in that state.... “We cannot say that the procedures, however novel, adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida to manage t
Bloomberg News
added Sep 9, 2013 13:33
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $2 Million Verdict Against Big Tobacco; Jury Finds Companies Responsible for Woman's Cancer Death

"This was an important case to the Cohen family, to plaintiffs and to those smokers who have been mercilessly hooked to the addictive powers of nicotine -- which the cigarette companies early on denied existed, only to watch as millions of people couldn'
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30
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[Florida] Was tobacco jury right to award West Palm widow nothing?

What do you think? Was the jury right to award Mrs. Baker nothing? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
Palm Beach (FL) Post blogs
added Sep 24, 2012 16:27
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[Florida] Fla. Court Overturns Tobacco Cos.' Win In Engle Suit ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed part of a ruling in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case, finding that a smoker is not necessarily excluded from a class because he died outside of Florida.
Law360
added Sep 1, 2012 21:32
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[Wisconsin] Cigarette Rolling Machines Fired Back Up After Judge Ruling

The owner of Rib Mountain Liquor and Tobacco Outlet says a judge granted a temporary restraining order today allowing them to fire up the machines again.
WSAW CBS 7 (Wausau, WI)
added Aug 18, 2012 19:43
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Atlanta Lawyers Persuade Florida Jury to Award $11M to Smoker [VIDEO]

won an $11 million verdict for a Florida smoker against cigarette maker Philip Morris. The Duval County, Florida, jury on July 31 came back with the plaintiff's verdict after a three-week trial, finding that plaintiff Elaine Jordan has suffered $7.8 mill
Daily Report
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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[Canada, New York] Ontario ramps up fight against contraband tobacco

Ministry officials said it is believed that the growth of tobacco farms is due in part to the fact that some are selling their product to underground manufacturers. They said by registering each farm it will be easier to follow the leaf and the money.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:28
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