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[Florida] Supreme Court deals another blow to tobacco industry

For the second week in a row, Florida Supreme Court justices have ruled against the tobacco industry's attempts to fend off costly lawsuits about illnesses and deaths linked to smoking. Justices, in a 5-2 ruling Thursday, rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 03:45
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[Florida] $350K Award to Widow After Jury Clears Philip Morris of Liability for Smoker's Death

awarded $350,000 to the widow of an alcohol abuse counselor who developed cancer after 40 years of smoking, but rejected the case's wrongful death claim and cleared cigarette maker Philip Morris of the lion’s share of liability. McCall v. Philip Morris,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2016 11:53
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[Florida] VIDEOS: BERNICE MCCALL V. PHILIP MORRIS: LIVETrial ($$)

In this Engle tobacco litigation proceeding, Bernice McCall claims defendant Philip Morris concealed the dangers of cigarettes, which caused the lung cancer and death of Martin McCall.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:42
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Tobacco Jury Verdict Overturn in Florida

Appeals noted that Calloway's lawyer "pushed the envelope" with his "argumentative" opening statement and "attack on defense witnesses. " The lawyer's comments "injected potential error at every turn, and nearly caused us to reverse the judgment."
Courthouse News
added Jan 8, 2016 21:52
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[Wyoming] Council Will Suspend Modified Smoking Ban On Tuesday

the city clerk on Thursday verified the Keep Casper Smoke Free group gathered enough valid signatures to demand a referendum on the 2013 ordinance that relaxed some of the rules of the 2012 ordinance banning smoking in buildings. In the next few weeks, co
KTWO (K2) (Casper, WY)
added Sep 5, 2015 18:08
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[Oklahoma] Hamilton: Golden egg not safe in lawmakers’ hands

With teacher shortages and exploding class sizes headlining back-to-school media coverage, it was only a matter of time before lawmakers took aim at the one sacrosanct pot of money left in Oklahoma: the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Aug 21, 2015 10:07
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[Florida] Team Wins $14.5 Million Verdict for Broward Smoker

A Weston woman who developed oral cancer after smoking for more than 30 years obtained a $14.5 million verdict—including $8 million in compensatory damages and $6.5 million in punitives... "A monumental and historical result for a foreign-born smoker of
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 25, 2015 21:49
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[Florida] Judge thrown off tobacco case due to ‘hostility’ against attorney

The alleged exchange, which was confirmed by Schlesinger’s law partner, illustrates ongoing animosity and justifies Perrotto’s claims that she can’t get a fair shake from Sasser, the appeals court said. The ruling means another judge will review the tria
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jul 16, 2015 01:17
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[Florida] Pioneering Plaintiff's Lawyer Is the Feature on this Week's Engle Trading Card

This week's attorney: First appeared before CVN courtroom cameras in 2011. Tried 4 of his 5 CVN Engle cases in the 11th Judicial Circuit. Successfully tried the first Engle claim involving coronary disease. 2015_GUESS_WHO_ENGLE_CARD2_web
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 11, 2015 13:41
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[Florida] Gary Paige of Gordon & Doner and Alex Alvarez of Alvarez Law Firm Obtain $46.5 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages against R.J. Reynolds in Big Tobacco Lawsuit

Jurors find R.J. Reynolds liable and award Thomas and Bettye Ryan $21.5 million in compensatory and $25 million in punitive damages for smoking-related COPD.
PR Newswire
added Apr 22, 2015 18:44
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