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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Slam Use Of Engle Findings In 11th Circ. ($$)

told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s findings are “useless” for establishing a Florida man’s strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that allowing him to rely on the determinations would violate their
Law360
added Jun 8, 2016 19:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Stay Of Engle Case Amid High Court Appeal ($$)

ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred in denying R.J. Reynolds an automatic stay while the tobacco company considers whether to review U.S. Supreme Court review of a $5.5 million decision against it in an Engle...
Law360
added Apr 13, 2016 15:29
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Wins $1M In Fees From RJR, Liggett ($$)

judge ruled Ward was entitled to reasonable fees for expenses incurred proving basic, already decided facts the defendants had refused to admit — such as the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine, and that nicotine is addictive — during the jury trial in
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 03:18
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[Florida] Tobacco Firms Cleared of Liability in $50M Trial Over Smoker's Deadly Lung Cancer

Jurors rejected Alicia Suarez’s claim that her husband Pio Suarez’s fatal lung cancer stemmed from an addiction to nicotine in cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. Alicia Suarez had sought up to $50 million in compensatory damages, plus un
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:01
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked with $750K Verdict in Widower's Suit Over Fatal Lung Cancer

awarded a Florida widower $750,000 for the death of his wife, after finding that her four decades of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but not the company’s marketing tactics, caused her fatal lung cancer. Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-30058-CIC.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2015 14:37
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[Oklahoma] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money has a purpose

State lawmakers can find the revenue to increase education funding without tapping into the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. They need to be more creative.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 31, 2015 13:41
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[California] Toughened smoking ban falls short in Hermosa Beach

Electronic cigarettes aren’t illegal in Hermosa Beach. Yet. The City Council on Tuesday stopped short of banning the liquid nicotine vaporizing devices and imposing a new tax on tobacco retailers to discourage illegal tobacco sales to minors. Instead,
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Aug 27, 2015 14:06
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[Maryland] LETTER: Electronic cigarettes merit FDA oversight

considering grandfathering in e-cigarettes...American Lung Association in Maryland respectfully asks Mr. Ruppersberger to oppose this provision and instead act to protect our kids. Congress should not give a free pass to the tobacco industry and open the
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Jul 4, 2015 16:51
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[Dominican Republic, New York] Grand Havana Room Dinner to Benefit Cigar Family Charity

proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to uplift the lives of children and families in the Dominican Republic through education, health care and empowerment.
Cigar Aficionado
added May 1, 2015 13:47
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[Florida] Anti-Hillary website in Tampa urges, 'Send a cigar to Clinton'

ultimate goal of sending a million while raising money for military related charity. ...the Wounded Warrior Project demanded that he remove the references to their charity, because he had not sought permission, according to a letter from the charity provi
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added May 1, 2015 13:32
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