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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court OKs Punitive Damages In Engle Suits ($$)

ruled that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on strict liability and negligence claims, resolving an appellate split on the issue and marking a big win for Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Mar 17, 2016 20:52
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[Florida] SOFFER. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS: ARE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS IN ENGLE V. LIGGETT...ENTITLED TO PURSUE AN AWARD OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES UNDER THEORIES OF NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY? (PDF)

Considered in light of the supreme court’s decision to allow Engle progeny plaintiffs to “initiate individual damages actions,” one simply cannot infer that the supreme court intended to place a limitation upon progeny plaintiffs’ ability to pursue pu
Supreme Court of Florida
added Mar 17, 2016 17:03
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[Florida, New York] Yankees trying to get players to stop using chewing tobacco

TAMPA — Chewing tobacco isn’t outlawed in New York just yet, but with that possibility looming, the Yankees are doing their best to help....Girardi said Major League Baseball sent a memo to all 30 teams this week, prompting the Yankees to post the memo
New York Daily News
added Mar 17, 2016 16:10
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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Snuff out state smoking law

The law forbidding cities and counties from regulating smoking goes all the way back to 1985, when it was enacted as part of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. Thirty years ago, so-called “smokers' rights” groups were much more militant about protecting
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 15, 2016 22:50
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[Florida] THE 2016 PLAINTIFFS' HOT LIST Motley Rice

Motley Rice founding member Joseph Rice also helped ink a $100 million settlement on Feb. 25, 2015, with Big Tobacco to resolve about 400 smoker cases pending in federal courts in Florida. It was the largest tobacco settlement in decades and spawned from
National Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 10:56
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Beats $10M Claim Over Unfiltered Cigarette Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors Tuesday absolved R.J. Reynolds of liability for the cancer death of a Florida heavy equipment operator who smoked unfiltered cigarettes for decades. Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-003848. Jurors needed less than an hour to conclude Donald Gambl
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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[Florida] Port Orange snuffs out no-smoking signs

The city can't ban smoking in public spaces because they don't have the authority to overrule state law, which prohibits smoking in and around public buildings, yet specifically prohibits municipalities from enacting smoking bans in outdoor parks. But t
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 7, 2016 08:01
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[Florida] Charlotte Woman suffers burns after e-cigarette, car explode

An Orlando woman suffered burns and a lost tooth after her e-cigarette exploded when she turned it on inside her rental car, which was also engulfed in flames.
WSOC-TV Channel 9 (Charlotte, NC)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:23
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[Florida] Robert Kaye, Judge in $145B Engle Tobacco Case, Dies at Age 86

The Miami-Dade Circuit judge who presided over the landmark trial that delivered a $145 billion verdict against the tobacco industry has died, the court confirmed Thursday. Retired Judge Robert Kaye died Feb. 8 in Ocala at age 86, according to the Miam
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:51
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... $11.5 million plus punitive damages, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only...
Law360
added Mar 4, 2016 14:18
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