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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Defense Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A Florida appellate court on Oct. 18 affirmed a jury verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in a suit...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 27, 2018 19:04
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Florida Top Court: Reinstate Full Award For Widow Of Smoker ($$)

In an Oct. 23 holding, the Florida Supreme Court granted rehearing in a dispute over an appellate decision that reduced a $5.7 million compensatory damages award in an...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 27, 2018 19:08
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[Florida] Amendment 9 In Two Acts: We Unbundle Arguments Around The Drilling And Vaping Ban

Donna Lundy, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, lays out the case for voting yes on Amendment 9, because of the vaping ban: "The case for Amendment 9 basically comes down to: do you want to breathe fresh air in public pla
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Oct 25, 2018 23:35
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[Florida] HOCHREITER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 10/29/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette company concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to nicotine addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 25, 2018 22:17
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[Florida] Carlton: Reasons to support Amendment 9

Nearly 40 states and many Florida cities and counties have banned electronic smoking in public places... My personal values and love for my home state guided my work on the Constitutional Revision Committee — particularly for Amendment 9. I am a proud ei
Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune
added Oct 24, 2018 02:30
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Haunted by Deadly Legacy of Kent Asbestos Filters

R.J. Reynolds and a filter maker must pay $3.5 million to the estate of a Florida man, the state’s top court held this week. It’s a ruling that draws renewed attention to another, lesser known, deadly aspect of some cigarettes of the 1950s.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:47
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Cleared at Trial Over Octogenarian's Lung Cancer

The week-long trial turned on whether a link existed between nicotine addiction and McFall’s cancer... But King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, reminded jurors that no treating physician had diagnosed McFall as addicted to nicotine while he was alive. And Fur
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 21, 2018 00:27
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Florida Supreme Court Rules Expert Witness Law Unconstitutional

– In a case stemming from a man who developed the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court on Monday said a controversial 2013 law about expert-witness testimony was an unconstitutional infringement on the court’s aut
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Oct 17, 2018 20:30
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Rejects Law That Mandated Daubert Standard ($$)

Florida's legal community was closely watching cigarette smoker Richard DeLisle's challenge... In upholding the Frye standard,..."This rule — that expert testimony should be deduced from generally accepted scientific principles — has been the standard in
Law360
added Oct 16, 2018 17:57
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[Florida] Jury Finds COPD-Related Claim Against RJR, Philip Morris Time-Barred

needed about six hours to conclude that Carlos Ortiz should have known by May 5, 1990 that he suffered from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease his family contends was caused by years of smoking. That date is the cut-off for claims in Florida’s Eng
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 14, 2018 19:30
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