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[Washington] Roll your own cigarette store find loophole to open back up

President Obama signed a part of the Highway Transportation Bill . . . So Alexander and other owners across the country found a loophole with the help of lawyers, changing the store fronts from retail locations to Private Member Only Clubs.
KNDO-TV (Yakima, WA)
added Sep 14, 2012 07:40
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
Law360
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38
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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's $37M Win Against Philip Morris Upheld ($$)

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $37 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case brought by a smoker who claimed cigarettes caused her emphysema, saying a trial judge properly refused to overturn a jury's verdict against t
Law360
added Jul 3, 2012 01:44
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Appellant, v. LUCINDA NAUGLE, Appellee (PDF)

Philip Morris USA, Inc. (PM USA) appeals the final judgment, awarding appellee, Lucinda Naugle, $36,760,500 . . . PM USA raises five issues on appeal. We reject each of appellant's contentions of error and affirm the judgment in its entirety.
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Jul 3, 2012 01:58
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U.S. Supreme Court sides against Big Tobacco in Florida litigation

Plaintiffs are winning about two-thirds of the Florida cases, said Ed Sweda, a senior attorney for PHAI, a health advocacy group at Northeastern University's law school. He said Big Tobacco lawyers now may try to craft a global settlement with the rough
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 11, 2014 21:28
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1.8M Tobacco Judgment ($$)

against R.J. Reynolds for a smoker's widow and added to the dispute currently at the Florida Supreme Court on how to apply the state's 12-year statute of repose to fraud claims in Engle progeny cases. Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $
Law360
added Jan 8, 2014 10:11
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[Florida] Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

In 2013, Gloria Bowden of Clay County filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. On March 26, a jury in the 4th Judicial Circuit ruled in her favor, reaching a $5 million v
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 16, 2014 21:34
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[Florida] Supreme Court OKs $20-Million Smoker Award

Leaves door open for additional lawsuits in Florida
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 27, 2012 06:54
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[Florida] West Palm Beach widow loses in Big Tobacco lawsuit over husband’s death

An 84-year-old widow who founded Love’s Flower Shop in downtown West Palm Beach this week failed to persuade a jury that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was responsible for the 1993 lung cancer death of her husband.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2012 17:47
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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