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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker ($$)

Reynolds this year closed out nearly every remaining federal Engle progeny case in Florida and obtained a crucial win at the Eleventh Circuit, accomplishments that land its defense leader among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs for the fourth straight...
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

[Florida] Federal proposal moves public housing in a smoke-free direction

The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, the state's comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program, has been working to educate public and private housing managers about the benefits of smoke-free policies for more than three years and is encouraged
Tampa Bay Newspapers
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $8M For Pilot's Bladder Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

A retired pilot who developed bladder cancer and heart and lung diseases after smoking for decades urged a Florida jury Friday to award him more than $8 million in compensatory damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, saying the tobacco companies
added Nov 21, 2015 19:38

[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds Cleared Of $10M Liability In War Hero's Death ($$)

R.J. Reynolds escaped liability in an Engle progeny case after a man's family failed to prove he died of coronary artery disease to avoid losing the case on statute of limitations grounds.
added Nov 20, 2015 22:20
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[Florida] Campus-wide smoking ban to start in spring

Starting in January, USF Tampa will be joining the ranks of universities across the nation that have banned the use of tobacco products and smoking. As of October, 1,620 colleges and universities are smoke free — 769 ban e-cigarettes — with 23 of those i
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:53

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $10M For War Hero's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a trucker and war hero who allegedly died of a smoking-related disease after decades of smoking up to six packs of cigarettes daily urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them over $10 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plus punitives,
added Nov 20, 2015 18:02

[Florida] Smoker's Estate Wins $1M In Fees From RJR, Liggett ($$)

judge ruled Ward was entitled to reasonable fees for expenses incurred proving basic, already decided facts the defendants had refused to admit — such as the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine, and that nicotine is addictive — during the jury trial in
added Nov 20, 2015 03:18

Powerful health groups renew push to raise Florida's cigarette tax

Four powerful health organizations are putting their collective muscle behind an effort to increase the state’s cigarette tax for the first time in seven years. The coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Americ
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Nov 20, 2015 03:16

[Florida] Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Mrs. Berger’s objection takes issue ... with the outcome that being, determination that an inference of reliance is not reasonable in light of Mrs. Berger’s testimony. I decline to revisit the merits of this determination, as the appropriate forum for i
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 19, 2015 17:36

[Florida] Philip Morris Remains Off The Hook For $20M Engle Award ($$)

saying the smoker’s reasoning contorts his analysis of the precedent. Judith Berger had asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his April decision granting Philip Morris USA Inc.'s motion for judgment as a matter of law, in which he ruled that
added Nov 19, 2015 17:25
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