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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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Florida justices hear arguments in smoker's death

A high-profile lawyer representing three tobacco companies urged the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to make it harder for thousands of sick smokers or their survivors to win lawsuits . . . David Boies, a New York lawyer who also represented Democrat A
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 7, 2012 11:43
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[Illinois] Up in smoke

Local smoke shops react to state tobacco tax hike
Chicago Suburban Newspapers
added Jul 9, 2012 19:54
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[North Carolina] 10 to Watch: Martin Orlowsky

Martin Orlowsky knows the tobacco industry extremely well, having previously served as chairman, president and CEO of Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc. He left Lorillard in 2010, replaced by Murray Kessler.
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Mar 31, 2015 09:37
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[Florida] Courts Side With Smokers’ Families In Tobacco Cases

Florida’s top courts Thursday ruled against the tobacco industry ... The punitive-damages case, decided by the 1st District Court of Appeal, stemmed from the 1995 death of Frank Townsend ... the state Supreme Court sided ... with Karen Capone, the widow o
NorthEscambia.com (Walnut Hill, FL)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:09
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[Florida] Fitch: Tobacco Settlement Eases Industry Litigation Concern

The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. (subsidiary of Altri
Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2015 09:44
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[Australia, Canada, New York] Graphic labels are seen as key to anti-smoking campaign

International cigarette advertising research has shown that “smokers have misperceptions about their products,” Bansal-Travers said, “and colors and labels on packs communicate misperceptions to smokers. Graphic warning labels are a cost-effective and ve
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 16, 2014 18:29
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[Florida] $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: “Are You Awake Now?”

The widow who won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds talks to TIME about the suit and what she hopes the victory will accomplish... “Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2014 15:30
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[Florida] Professor: Tobacco Ruling 'Almost Like a Neutron Bomb'

Eleventh Circuit's ruling, that federal law doesn't allow the use of those findings, "is almost like a neutron bomb for the Engle-type cases," said Sergio Campos, a law professor at the University of Miami...., "a lot of cases are going to just disappear.
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:44
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[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22
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