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[Florida] For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

Bass, 34, is a fourth-generation farmer and the fourth generation to grow tobacco. He is also among the last tobacco growers in Florida and one of the reasons Alachua County has emerged as the top tobacco-growing county in the state. In 1997, Florida had
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 20:26


Larkin (personal representative of the estate of Carole Larkin) claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co concealed the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which fueled his wife Carole Larkin's addiction to nicotine and caused her fatal cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 1, 2015 15:37

[Florida] Openings of Oral Cancer Trial Against RJR Top the Tobacco Litigation Review for the Week of June 22

Whether a decades-long smoker who contracted oral cancer knew the dangers of cigarettes in time to prevent her illness took center stage as trial opened Thursday in her husband’s suit against R.J. Reynolds. Carole Larkin, a smoker for more than 30 years,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 26, 2015 16:14

[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Urges Court To Reinstate $20M Punitive Award ($$)

to reconsider a decision vacating her $20 million punitive damages win in the tobacco injury case, saying another judge in the same court upheld a similar $17 million verdict just last week...Berger asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his A
added Jun 25, 2015 20:37

[Florida] Law Firm Hit With Coverage Row Over Botched Tobacco Suits ($$)

Allied World Insurance Co. on Monday hit The Wilner Firm PA with a suit in Florida federal court, seeking a declaration that it doesn’t have to cover costs that the firm incurred after it was sued by a number of plaintiffs in underlying dismissed tobacco
added Jun 24, 2015 19:18

[Florida] Georgia Defense Attorney Spotlighted on the Season's Final Engle Trading Card

features an Atlanta-based attorney who won his first three Engle trials in front of CVN cameras.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 24, 2015 15:59

[North Carolina] ITG's Florida workforce not moving to Greensboro

The legacy Commonwealth-Altadis unit is eliminating about 150 job positions in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Florida Commerce Department.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 21, 2015 14:23

[Florida] Commonwealth-Altadis tobacco company to lay off 150 workers

has notified state officials that it will lay off 150 people in Fort Lauderdale. Its brands include USA Gold, Montclair, Dutch Masters, Backwoods and Phillies. The company has 215 employees in Fort Lauderdale. Only its Premium handcrafted and handrolled
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 21, 2015 14:14

[Florida] $776K Verdict Against RJR Highlights the Engle Progeny Week in Review for June 15

Ray Persons tells jurors that Thomas Hardin was aware of the dangers of smoking throughout his life. Hardin, a decades-long smoker, died of COPD in 2012. On Thursday, jurors awarded his widow, Joyce Hardin, $776,000 in her suit claiming Persons' client,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 21, 2015 11:50

[Florida] Litigation Support: Litigators Get Tech-Savvy to Stay Ahead

Alex Alvarez and his Coral Gables firm work closely with Legal-eze on smoker cases. Legal-eze CEO Robert Philipson called Alvarez "the king" of technology-minded litigators. Alvarez, who has amassed almost $300 million in damages in 19 tobacco trials, is (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 20, 2015 21:32
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