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[Florida] Justices order tobacco company to pay Delray Beach woman over $18 million

Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a tobacco company must pay a Delray Beach woman over $18 million for the death of her 58-year-old mother who died from lung cancer. In 2014, 67-year-old Gwendolyn Odom convinced a Palm Beach County jury that R.J.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award

In a stinging rebuke of the notion that a financially independent adult child shouldn’t be entitled to millions in damages for the loss of a parent, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a cigarette-maker to pay a Delray Beach woman $18.5 million
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida High Court Reinstates $20M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

ruling that the state appeals court that overturned it imposed an improper cap on damages awards for adult children of smoking victims in wrongful death suits. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision in favor
Law360
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Court Backs Adult Child In Lawsuit Over Smoker’s Death

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a ruling that would have blocked an adult from collecting millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit stemming from the smoking-related death of her mother. Justices, in a 5-2 decision, sided with Gwendoly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:49
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[Ohio] POLITICS Toledo-based union relieved after judge blocks North Carolina's Farm Act

President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour of a tobacco worker's field near Dudley, North Carolina in 2014
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Sep 21, 2018 21:11
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[Washington] County health department doubles down against e-cigarettes, appeals ruling

Health Department is appealing a Pierce County Superior Court decision last week that stated the agency overstepped its authority regarding rules and requirements for retailers of e-cigarettes and nicotine-infused vape juice that were stricter than state
Tacoma (WA) Weekly
added Sep 21, 2018 21:08
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[Indiana] STAWAR: Pipe dreams go up in smoke

Last week the News and Tribune featured an article by Elizabeth DePompei about a local pipe smoking champion. The piece evoked memories of my own pipe smoking days, and my experiences with tobacco...simply to call the national quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
News-Tribune.net (The Online Edition of the New Albany Tribune and Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[Florida] HAREWOOD v REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Individually and as successor by merger to BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, individually and as Successor by merger to THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY: VERDICT (PDF)

Was Glenn Simmons addicted to cigarettes manufactured by Brown & Williamson containing nicotine, and, if so, was such an addiction a legal cause of his oral cavity cancer? Yes - - /- - No - - - - If your answer to Question 1 was NO, you should
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 20, 2018 22:48
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

A Miami-Dade County jury on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to Hanifah Harewood for the past loss of father Glenn Simmons’ past companionship and her pain and suffering, and $4 million for her future losses and suffering. The jury attributed only one-quart
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 22:43
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