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[Florida] $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: “Are You Awake Now?”

The widow who won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds talks to TIME about the suit and what she hopes the victory will accomplish... “Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2014 15:30
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[Florida] Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

"It's over. R.J. Reynolds got knocked in the head. They have to own up to it — they have not, they probably won't, but it's justice," Robinson told The Associated Press. Some legal experts even suggested the jurors in Florida, home to most of the nation
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:37
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[Asia, India, Florida] ROY: The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In India I am used to being in a group where I am the only person not smoking. Without ash trays in the house a social life seemed impossible. I have hung out with friends in a bar where everyone is lighting up under a No Smoking sign. No one gives me a
Firstpost.com (in)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:35
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[Florida, North Carolina] ENC Reacts To $23.6 Billion Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

what do people here in Eastern Carolina think about the big verdict? Denise Eaton told us, "That's a lot of money. Yeah, I think that's too much." Mohamed Saleh also said, "That's too much money for someone to give. There's a lot of people starving arou
WITN-TV (Washington, NC)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:13
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[Florida] $24 billion tobacco verdict: One down, 5130 to go

Nearly seventy such cases against the company have been tried, according to documents the company filed this spring with federal regulators. Reynolds has been ordered to pay victims $232 million, but most cases are tied up in appeal, so the company has o
CNN/Money
added Jul 22, 2014 12:42
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[Florida] $23B Verdict Pushes Big Tobacco To Rethink Engle Strategy ($$)

experts say the unprecedented size of the award could still nudge Big Tobacco toward settling cases in Florida. After a four-week trial, a Florida state court jury slammed the tobacco giant Friday with the largest award in any Engle tobacco case in a wro
Law360
added Jul 22, 2014 12:40
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[Florida] Inside a Cigar Factory - Slide Show

New York Times
added Jul 22, 2014 10:13
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[Florida] After 150 Years of Rolling Them, Tampa Is Close to No Cigars

In Ybor City, a neighborhood in Tampa, history is cloaked in the woody, earthen notes of a cigar, the product that helped define this once-quiet town and propel it well into the 20th century. Today, the 150 cigar factory sites that dotted this historic n
New York Times
added Jul 22, 2014 07:08
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[Florida] VIDEO: Widow awarded 23b in lawsuit against cigarette maker

The Washington Post
added Jul 21, 2014 23:24
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[Florida] Holy Smokes! Fla. Jury Socks RJR With $23.6 Billion Verdict ($$)

The lead lawyer behind Friday’s outsized verdict is Willie Gary of Gary, Williams, Parenti, & Watson, the Florida plaintiffs lawyer known for his extravagant style and his private Boeing 737, “Wings of Justice II.” “We hope that this verdict will send a
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2014 13:20
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