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[Florida] Are You Ready For More Tobacco Litigation?

Tobacco cases — it’s the litigation that keeps giving. In a contentious en banc decision — there were three dissents, one of which chastised judges to “stick to our day jobs” instead of advocating for plaintiffs — the Eleventh Circuit found that smokers
Above the Law (blog)
added May 23, 2017 02:46
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[Florida] Philip Morris Smacked with $1.3M Punitive Award, $2.4M Total, for Cancer That Cost Smoker Her Lung

capping a $2.4 million total award to a Cuban immigrant who lost a lung after smoking the company’s cigarettes for more than a decade. Martin v. Philip Morris, 07-CA-34267.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2017 00:03
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[Florida] Time On Tobacco’s Side In Engle Progeny Battles

John McCoy says he probably won’t live long enough to collect the $10.5 million judgment he won against the tobacco companies. In the decade since he filed his lawsuit over the lung cancer death of his wife, Glodine, two of his children have died. The 88-
Law360
added May 21, 2017 20:32
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Adds $1.3M Punitives To Smoker's Engle Trial Win ($$)

A Florida jury on Friday awarded a woman who developed lung cancer after smoking Philip Morris cigarettes $1.3 million in punitive damages, doubling down on its $1.1 million actual damages verdict in the case.
Law360
added May 20, 2017 15:54
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Greenlights Smokers’ Suits Against Tobacco Companies

smokers who won a class action against tobacco companies can also file individual lawsuits. The court ruled 7-3 in favor of the smokers. There were some fireworks between the judges. Three wrote dissents. One called the process a “chaotic poker game” and
Daily Report
added May 19, 2017 21:13
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[Florida] Appeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies

appeals-court Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote an encyclopedic 226-page dissent on the preemption and due-process issues..."it is clear that Congress would have intended to preempt Graham's strict-liability and negligence claims, rooted as they are in a broadly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 19, 2017 21:12
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RJR Stay Denied In Del. Dispute Over Florida Tobacco Levy ($$)

lost a bid Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court for a hold order on a suit in which ITG Brands LLC is contesting its role and liability in a state-of-Florida action demanding $30 million a year in tobacco settlement payments.
Law360
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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[Florida] Smokers Can Rely On Engle To Prove Liability, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

The appeals court, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier panel ruling that had said Earl Graham, whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer and was part of the original Engle class, could not rely on the jury's conclusions in Engle v. Liggett Group In
Law360
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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[Florida] Agency launches new effort to curb smoking

Tobacco Free Florida has launched a new effort to educate the public on the true cost of smoking, both in terms of dollars spent and the toll on the smoker’s health. The average pack-a-day smoker in Florida will spend over $2,100 in a year just on cigare
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added May 19, 2017 03:53
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