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[Florida] Jurors Award $240K, Find Smoker 98% Responsible for COPD in Trial Against Tobacco Giants

Jurors found James “J.R.” Ewing’s nicotine addiction caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, but determined the disease did not cause Ewing’s death in 2009. And while jurors concluded R.J. Reynolds cigarettes were responsible for Ewing
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 30, 2016 06:02

[Florida] Teague v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al ($$)

added Jan 28, 2016 20:07

[Florida] Federal appeals court vacates pivotal ruling on smokers' lawsuits

A federal appellate court vacated last week a pivotal ruling that Engle plaintiffs must prove the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective in order to receive damages. . . . On Thursday, a majority of the 11-member court agreed that the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 28, 2016 18:33

[Florida] $3M Engle Award Disputed Over Excluded Asbestos Evidence ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds urged a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to undo a trial court’s $3 million ruling in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff, saying evidence that the deceased smoker’s lung cancer was potentially caused by asbestos exposure
added Jan 28, 2016 18:55

[Florida] Jury Clears RJR In $14M Row Over Pharmacy Tech's Death ($$)

has won a defense verdict in a $14 million Engle progeny jury trial over the lung cancer death of a pharmacy technician, convincing a Florida jury that an addiction to the company's cigarettes wasn't a legal cause of his death. During closing...
added Jan 28, 2016 18:53

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Cleared in $14M Trial Over Hospital Worker's Fatal Cancer

not liable for the lung cancer that killed a Florida hospital worker who smoked for more than 35 years. Rounds v. R.J. Reynolds...Jurors needed less than three hours to conclude nicotine addiction was not a legal cause of Terry Rounds' lung cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2016 18:30

[Florida] Exploding e-cigarette sparks lawsuit

A Collier County man who was badly burned in October when an e-cigarette exploded in his face has filed a lawsuit against both the manufacturer and the store where he purchased the e-cigarette.
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Jan 28, 2016 02:53

[Florida] Keep America Beautiful Hosts 2016 National Conference in Orlando; Launches Call-to-Action to "Imagine. Inspire. Transform."

made possible through the support of some of America's leading companies, including: Title Sponsor – Wrigley Company Foundation; Leadership Sponsors – Altria, Lowe's and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company; Stewardship Sponsors – Anheuser-Busch, RAI Services
PR Newswire
added Jan 27, 2016 19:28

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Computer Whiz's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer has urged a Florida jury to find Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying the companies hid cigarettes' dangers from him until it was too late. Plaintiffs'
added Jan 27, 2016 19:38

[Florida] UT will ban tobacco, including vaping, starting Aug. 1

The University of Tampa will ban all smoking and tobacco use on its 105-acre downtown campus starting Aug. 1. The ban encompasses all forms of tobacco — including electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco and hookahs — and extends to all athletic centers a
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Jan 26, 2016 23:54
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