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[Florida] Three Masterful Techniques for Arguing Damages

Gregory Barnhart argues for up to $20 million in punitive damages in Wilcox v. R.J. Reynolds. The jury ultimately awarded $8.5 million in punitive damages alone. ... it's especially important to use that data to lead your jury step-by-step your final nu
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:46

[Florida] Addiction Caused Smoker’s Deadly COPD, Argues Plaintiff’s Attorney

Keith Mitnick tells jurors that Patricia Dawn Allen’s addiction to cigarettes was a cause of her fatal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mitnick represents Andy Allen, who is suing tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming thei
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2014 20:26

[Florida] Tobacco Manufacturers Hit With $4M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit

The jury’s verdict, delivered about 10 p.m. Friday evening, came after more than three hours of deliberations and found that cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., caused Nick Perrotto’s lung canc
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:42

[Florida] Judge Rejects Philip Morris' Recusal Bid In Engle Suit ($$)

saying public comments he made about trial lawyers' role in preventing tobacco deaths were taken out of context. The Engle progeny case involves plaintiff William Starbuck, a smoker who was involved in the massive class action against American tobacco co
added Nov 18, 2014 16:22

[Florida] A moment for rebuttal: Busting smoking myths

“I’m only a social smoker.” In honor of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, held on the third Thursday of November each year, here’s a rebuttal to some of that smoke you’ve been blowing.
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Nov 15, 2014 08:34

Alabama fans light up victory cigars following latest win over Tennessee; send us your photos

Cigar smoke filled the Knoxville air outside Neyland Stadium after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Tennessee 34-20 in Knoxville Saturday evening.
added Nov 2, 2014 09:51

[New Jersey] Rutgers study: Flavored cigars target youth, to be blunt

the researcher of a new tobacco study out of Rutgers is hoping her work will convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She plans on submitting its findings that manufacturers flavoring cigars chocolate, strawberry, fruit punch and pink berry are lar
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 28, 2014 01:43

LETTER: Getting tobacco settlement money for Missouri is an easy fix

Your article on how Missouri is about to lose $69 million this year and in subsequent years, because Missouri failed to pass legislation required by the 1998 settlement with major tobacco companies, is disturbing ... Mr. Stream should know that voting t
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 23, 2014 13:56

[Utah] Dixie State University Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Dixie State University in St. George has become Utah's first public institution of higher education to ban all forms of tobacco on campus. "It was a student-driven initiative that was in the works for almost four complete years," DSU Dean of Students Del
KUTV CBS 2 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added Jan 4, 2014 04:50

[California] More Young Teens Puffing On Electronic Cigarettes

A new addiction is butting its way into the hands of young teens. While one local organization is fired up about electronic cigarettes, others say the cigarettes are the new and healthy alternative to smoking.
KCOY CBS 12 (Santa Maria, CA)
added Oct 29, 2013 15:56
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