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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s Engle Appeal Falls Flat In High Court ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday kept thousands of suits against tobacco companies alive by refusing to take up the appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision allowing members of the landmark Engle class action to use findings from that case in their individual su
Law360
added Oct 8, 2013 04:09
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[Florida] Lorillard Loses Appeal of $15-Million Court Ruling

A Duval County, Fla., jury awarded Michelle Mrozek $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $11.3 million in punitive damages in her wrongful death lawsuit against Lorillard Tobacco Co. for the death of her mother, Jacqueline Swann Miller, from lung cance
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 31, 2012 15:55
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[Florida] KOLKER: The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

while the industry may be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in defense costs in Engle, the Florida litigation is still self-contained. No other plaintiffs in other states have succeeded in replicating what has been done in Engle.
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 27, 2015 15:00
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[Arkansas] TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES, VAPOR PRODUCTS, AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. (PDF)

Arkansas State Legislature
added Apr 14, 2015 15:36
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[Canada, Arkansas] Six Nations tobacco company fined $30 million

Cigarette manufacturer Grand River Enterprises has been ordered to pay nearly $30 million to the State of Arkansas for failing to set money aside in escrow in lieu of its participation in a master settlement agreement. The state's Attorney General's Offi
Brantford (Ont) Expositor (ca)
added May 24, 2014 09:40
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[New York] A new light for roll-your-own fans

Tax loophole restarts cigarette rolling machines, but foes rally their forces to collect levy . . . To use the machine, customers now pay $5 to join a smoking club
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Oct 8, 2012 14:12
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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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[Florida] Fla. Court Could Curb Engle Claims In Tort Liability Ruling ($$)

An Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that federal law preempts tort liability against tobacco companies could make it harder for the hundreds of Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state court to prove their claims if a state appeals court looking at the m
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] Fla. Court Restores $2M Verdict In Philip Morris Cancer Suit ($$)

In a 2-1 decision, Judges Fred A. Hazouri and Carole Y. Taylor said the lower court had been correct in determining that the statute of limitations hadn't run out, noting that the deceased woman's estate had claimed that smoking caused two separate and d
Law360
added Oct 19, 2012 17:56
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