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[Florida] Opinion filed July 9, 2014: Reinaldo Ojeda, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

Before WELLS, LOGUE and SCALES, JJ. PER CURIAM. Affirmed.
Third District Court of Appeal (FL)
added Jul 14, 2014 12:25
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Judgment For RJR In Smoker's Suit ($$)

Third District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have ruled that Everett Belanger's suit, filed in 2007, was barred by the statute of limitations, because the date at which he knew or should have known that his chronic obstructive pulmonary
Law360
added Feb 16, 2014 12:11
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[Florida] Miami-Dade jury awards Keys man $5 million in case against Philip Morris

A Miami-Dade jury on Friday issued a $5 million judgment against tobacco giant Philip Morris in a product-liability case involving a Florida Keys man who smoked Marlboro cigarettes from 1965 to 2009.
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jan 22, 2014 13:54
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court hearing argument in 1st tobacco case since justices voided class-action

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing the first of thousands of individual smoking cases filed since the justices voided a $145 billion class-action verdict against tobacco companies six years ago.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 6, 2012 06:27
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Florida Tobacco Victims Might Lose Millions

The cigarette industry reignited Florida's tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims to collect millions in damages.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Feb 21, 2015 23:32
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[Florida] Engle: a mass tort run amok

In re Engle Cases shows what can happen to cases filed by plaintiffs' lawyers in a mass tort action when the court determines that such cases were filed without sufficient information about the plaintiffs that the attorneys claim to represent. Plaintiffs
International Law Office (uk)
added Oct 30, 2014 16:51
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Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 21:29
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[Florida] Former Smoker Awarded $5M, Blames Heart Disease On Cigarettes

The law firm representing a smoker who won a $5 million verdict said the award marks the first time a Florida jury has blamed cigarettes for heart disease. Retired auto mechanic Antonio CuCulino, 69, of Ramrod Key, who was diagnosed with heart disease in
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 25, 2014 21:06
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[New York] Smoking out the cowboy 'Indians' Cigarettes produced on Canada’s native reserves are at the heart of ‘multinational’ smuggling

The 3,000-mile frontier with Canada has seen smuggling involving organised crime develop on a potentially global scale, with both governments apparently powerless to do anything about it. The smugglers’ commodity is tobacco, mostly ready-rolled cigarett
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:41
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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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