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[Florida, Maryland] Non-smoking Orioles PR director dies of lung cancer at 36

"I was blown away by the diagnosis. I was just 32. I had never been a smoker, I had no family history of cancer, and I had always maintained a healthy lifestyle," she wrote in a an article posted on American Association for Cancer Research last year. Ba
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Mar 1, 2014 17:57
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Shannon Hughes: Anti-tobacco movement working in Florida ($$)

The milestones Florida has achieved are a reminder that comprehensive tobacco control programs work, however, there is still much work to be done in the fight against tobacco. Historically, the battle has been against cigarettes and the tobacco control mo
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 17, 2013 07:01
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[Florida] Anti-nicotine hiring policy extends beyond smokers

Florida Watchdog contacted BCBS of Florida multiple times for information regarding tobacco use and whether the insurance company differentiates between tobacco products when determining premium rates. Though it failed to answer our questions, it did fo
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Sep 11, 2013 14:41
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[Florida] Hernando man takes the stand in Big Tobacco lawsuit

Rizzuto said he grew up during a time when smoking was hip. "It was a common thing to see on TV no matter what type of program was on. Could be a talk show, could be in the movies," said Rizzuto. "My mother and father both smoked. My brother smoked and
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 22, 2013 13:42
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $33 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

denied a tobacco company’s petition to review a $33 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that two tobacco companies hid the dangers of cigarettes from her husband, leading to his lung cancer and death (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 20:35
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[Florida] Appellate court affirms award for widower in cigarette case

denied the appeal from Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit that found in favor of a Florida man who sued the tobacco companies for hiding the dangers of smoking... The appellate court remanded the case back to trial court to “award compensatory d
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 2, 2018 08:59
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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