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[Florida] Who's who in the tobacco wars? Chapter One | Naked Politics

The lobbying team suited up to do battle this year to pass a single sentence into law to save the embattled tobacco industry millions of dollars is a virtual constellation of both new and old stars. All were selected for their unique ability to "enlighten
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Feb 19, 2015 11:43
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[Florida] Lorillard Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

found that a Florida man's now deceased wife's smoking-related death was caused by cigarettes manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Co., and that she had relied on statements by Lorillard and other tobacco giants concealing smoking's health risks before she q
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 04:02
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[Florida] Closing arguments heard in Charlotte Co. tobacco trial

Control and responsibility -- the two words are the backbone of RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Phillip Morris USA's case against the McMannis estate. The defense claims Barbara McMannis chose not to quit smoking, even after becoming aware that it was bad for
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:22
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness

plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he quit smoking earlier. With the defendants — Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:09
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[Florida] BAKER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

She appeals the trial court’s entry of final judgment in favor of Defendant, arguing the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial because the jury’s verdict was internally inconsistent. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:08
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Defeats Challenge To Engle Progeny Ruling ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected Elmer Baker's widow's argument that the jury's verdict was internally inconsistent because it found that Baker was a member of the Engle v. Liggett group class but also found that his lung cancer and dea
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:05
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Want Finances Out Of Punitive Damages Phase ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge Wednesday to exclude evidence about their finances from the punitive damages phase of an Engle trial, arguing that such evidence is irrelevant because they have agreed not to challenge a "constitutional" punitive damages awar
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:04
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Tobacco industry re-ignites litigation fight with Florida's trial lawyers

The powerful cigarette industry re-ignited Florida’s tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims from collecting millions in damages.
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Feb 19, 2015 11:46
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness ($$)

As the defense rested its case Wednesday in an Engle progeny trial in Florida state court, plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 11:44
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[Florida] Steven Hammer's last moments in his Phase 2 closings in Calloway v. RJR

Attorney, Steven Hammer, ends his closing argument powerfully, encouraging the jury to "be proud of your verdict" and to "walk away knowing you made the right decision today."
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 18, 2015 10:05
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