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Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01
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[Florida] Bill sides with Big Tobacco to snuff out damage claims

The proposal by Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, would retroactively apply a 1999 cap on punitive damages to “all civil actions in which judgment has not been entered.” It is aimed at snubbing 4,500 smokers and their families who have sued cigarette maker
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 19, 2015 11:59
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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] Legislators roll out bill to snuff damages for tobacco victims

would retroactively apply a 1999 cap on punitive damages to “all civil actions in which judgment has not been entered.” It is aimed at snubbing 4,500 smokers and their families who have sued cigarette makers but are still awaiting trial over claims that t
Miami (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 11:45
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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] 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] LANDAU v. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al.: MINUTES Jury Trial – Day Ten

Recess 2:45 p.m. ORAL ORDER denying defendants’ motions for mistrial. Court reserves ruling on directed verdict motions which may be renewed. 2:50 p.m. COURT’S Instructions to the Jury.
Law360
added Feb 18, 2015 17:20
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Lose Bid For Mistrial In Engle Case ($$)

The judge made his decisions after closing arguments took place in the trial that began Feb. 2. In this case, plaintiff Seymour Landau is seeking to hold the tobacco companies responsible for the 1996 death of his wife, Leah, a member of the Engle class,
Law360
added Feb 18, 2015 17:13
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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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[Florida] Court finds that Reynolds owes $2.12 million to widow in smoking lawsuit

The jury ruled Feb. 11 that Reynolds and Charles Sowers were responsible equally for the illness that contributed to his death. The jury did not list punitive damages against Reynolds.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 18, 2015 10:03
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