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[Florida] Escambia Co. jury hits RJ Reynolds with $23B verdict

"I think the jury wanted to make a difference," trial attorney Willie Gary said. "All the cards were put on the table to show how the tobacco industry lied and failed to disclose information that could have saved lives, and that's what the jury ruled on
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 09:37
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. MELBA SHERMAN, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

we accepted jurisdiction in Brown based on express and direct conflict. We have since discharged jurisdiction in Brown. Therefore, there is no basis to exercise jurisdiction in this case. Accordingly, we hereby discharge jurisdiction and dismiss revie
Supreme Court of Florida
added Mar 19, 2014 15:14
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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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'We Are Outraged': This South Florida Firm is Winning Millions of Dollars Against Big Tobacco

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices has been in trial since May 14, working on all three back-to-back cases. The cases are among thousands of similar suits emanating from a 2016 Florida Supreme Court ruling that overturned a $145 billion verdict
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2018 16:05
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Citing Schoeff, Florida Panel Orders $37.5 Million Tobacco Verdict Reinstated ($$)

ourt of Appeal on July 11 directed a trial court to reinstate the full $37.5 million award rendered by jurors following a third trial in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Schoeff v.
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 16, 2018 15:24
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R.J. Reynolds Cleared of Fault in Tobacco Trial Over Florida Grandmother's Death

A jury in Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, in Dade County, deliberated more than 10 hours before concluding Shirley Cohen was not a member of a class of smokers entitled to recover damages for smoking-related disease caused by cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 26, 2018 20:50
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[Florida] LANDI V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/14/18 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette makers hid the dangers of their products, which caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2018 18:51
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