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[Florida] 2015 Legislative Session Preview: Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and the most interesting food fight this Session

an issue already creating an economic boomlet for several Capitol lobbyists on both sides of the matter; an issue that may be the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session. At issue is the decertified Engle v. Liggett Group class action
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Mar 1, 2015 16:36

[Florida] MILLER: The End of the Embargo Could Kill Miami's Cuban Cigar Industry

the Cuban government has gone after scores of American cigar makers and vendors -- most of them Cuban exiles living in South Florida. For local tabacaleros, these legal battles add fresh insult to old injuries. Many fled Cuba at gunpoint, only to find the
Miami New Times blogs
added Feb 4, 2015 11:54

[Washington] Cigar aficionados light up new effort to allow smoking rooms

A bill passed unanimously Thursday by the House Commerce & Gaming Committee would legalize cigar bars and smoking rooms in tobacco shops, allowing 115 new venues to smoke pipes and cigars. Proponents say the state would gain tax money and give users of
Seattle (WA) Times
added Feb 1, 2015 10:40

[New Mexico] VIDEO: Smoking in your car with kids could lead to fines

Lighting up in the car with minors on board could soon get you into trouble. That is if Sen. Smith and Rep. Steinborn, two Democrats, have their way. “Putting children in cars with cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, whatever it is, I think it needs to stop,”
KRQE News 13 (Albuquerque, NM)
added Jan 28, 2015 16:49

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 5

After three days of jury selection, trial opened Thursday in Jose Vila's suit seeking damages for the loss of his larynx, which he claims was caused by smoking-related throat cancer. Vila, 60, began smoking at 15 and continued the habit for more than 24
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 10, 2015 15:20

[Florida] 2014 CVN Engle Progeny Awards: The Law Firm Finalists

This week, we are highlighting the law firm finalists. The winner in each category will be announced December 30... The Case for Jones Day: Jones Day had the best year among the more prolific Engle defense firms, winning 50% of its verdicts. Perhaps just
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:31

[Florida] Defense Wins Orlando Wrongful Death Tobacco Suit

Annie Bishop v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. After deliberating for a little more than 4 hours, jurors answered “no” to the preliminary question of whether smoker Robert Ramsey was addicted to cigarettes and whether that addiction legally caused his cancer. Ra
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 6, 2014 16:40

[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Todd McPharlin

McPharlin is an Engle progeny veteran, representing plaintiffs on CVN since 2009. McPharlin, from Fort Lauderdale’s Kelley Uustal, is dominant on his “home court” in Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit, going undefeated in four Engle progeny appearances (3-0
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:36

Melanie Griffith smokes a cigar on girls night out in New York City

Melanie and her pals headed to Little Italy for the Annual Feast of San Gennaro where they enjoyed some snacks and even purchased some cigars. The group were later seen posing outside the shop with their cigars in their mouths as they giggled for the cam
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 13, 2014 17:29

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of September 8

Ellis v. R.J. Reynolds... The six-member panel ultimately rejected the contention that Owens was addicted to cigarettes and that it led to her cancer.... Morse v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Opening statements are expected Monday morning in the retrial of this
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2014 05:58
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