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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Florida] Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

"Paul Pollari tried to quit many times and switched to light cigarettes, which he mistakenly believed were safer," McPharlin said. "He never knew all the things tobacco companies were doing to make cigarettes more addictive."
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 28, 2015 06:59
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Slapped With $2M Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The Indian River County jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages to Robert Gore, whose wife, Gloria Gore, suffered from carotid artery stenosis and lung cancer, according to Robert Gore's attorney Stephen Corr of Stark & Stark PC.
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 20:37
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[Florida] Dr. Zorba Paster: E-cigarettes are toxic to kids -- and to our air

My biggest issue is the use of e-cigarettes by minors, particularly the number of high school-age kids who believe e-cigarettes are safe... Anything that is not pure air puts a person at risk. Claiming that e-cigarettes are safe is hogwash. With that, I
Florida Times-Union
added Mar 27, 2015 14:59
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[Florida] $10M+ Wrongful Death Tobacco Case Ends in Mistrial

After less than a day and a half of jury deliberations, Judge Stephen Dakan declared a mistrial in an Engle progeny wrongful death suit against R.J. Reynolds, when jurors indicated for the second time Wednesday afternoon that they were unable to reach a v
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:50
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[Florida] Retrial Begins in Artery Disease Suit Against Tobacco Makers, Leads Engle Review for Week of March 16

As opening statements began this week in the retrial of Robert Gore’s suit to recover for his wife’s carotid artery disease and fatal cancer, attorneys argued over whether smoking or other risk factors caused her health problems.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:48
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[Florida] $10M Verdict, Plus Punitives to Come, Strikes Tobacco Giants in Wrongful Death Lung Cancer Lawsuit

Jurors awarded $10 million, plus potential punitive damages, to a smoker’s widow after they found tobacco makers Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds responsible for the smoker’s fatal lung cancer. Pollari v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.,14-001563CA19
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:47
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[Florida] Tobacco Makers Hit with $3M Punitive Verdict in Widow's Wrongful Death Suit

The punitive award came on the heels of Monday’s $10 million compensatory award to Rose Pollari, who sued the two tobacco manufacturers, claiming that her husband Paul Pollari’s nicotine addiction and eventual lung cancer were caused by the tobacco indus
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:47
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[Florida] $2M Verdict But No Punitives in Retrial of Engle Cancer Suit Against RJR and Philip Morris

Jurors today awarded $2 million in a Florida man’s suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the artery disease and cancer that he says killed his wife, a smoker for more than 40 years.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:46
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Counterfeiters of Cohiba, Macanudo and Partagas Cigars Shut Down Across Florida in Series of Seizure Raids and Arrests, Announces General Cigar

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) conducted a series of raids and arrests throughout Florida relating to the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit versions of the Company’s COHIBA®, Macanudo® and Partagas® cigar brands.
Business Wire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:38
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