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[Florida] SC15-722 Lyantie Townsend, etc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (PDF)

the Legislature granted litigants obtaining a judgment a vested right to a fixed rate of interest that expressly fixed the rate of interest until the judgment was paid... we quash the decision below, answer the rephrased certified question in the negat
Supreme Court of Florida
added Jun 10, 2016 17:36
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[Florida] LETTER: Nelson, stand up to tobacco industry

Senator Nelson, I urge you not to fall for the industry’s latest trick to avoid critical FDA oversight of these addictive and potentially lethal products by refusing to support any amendments to the agriculture appropriations bill that would hurt the pro
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Jun 13, 2016 22:12
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Slam Use Of Engle Findings In 11th Circ. ($$)

told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s findings are “useless” for establishing a Florida man’s strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that allowing him to rely on the determinations would violate their
Law360
added Jun 8, 2016 19:39
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[Florida] Decades pass, but smoker lawsuits still plod on in court

Twenty-two years after a now-deceased woman filed a lawsuit against tobacco companies, her family will have to wait a bit longer to see it resolved in Highlands County circuit civil court...Totsie Fleming, the plaintiff, will not personally see a dime fro
Highlands Today (Sebring, FL)
added Jun 8, 2016 14:57
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[Florida] GRAHAM, Plaintiff-Appellee v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al. Defendants-Appellants: EN BANC REPLY BRIEF FOR APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

The questions before this Court boil down to whether there is a way to give effect to the Engle jury’s strict-liability and negligence findings that both comports with due process and avoids a preemption problem. Plaintiff does not and cannot identify one
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 11, 2016 17:46
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[Florida] Lawsuit: Being “Natural” Makes Cigarettes Better?

As a result, the complaint states, purchasers of American Spirits paid a premium for cigarettes that are no healthier than other lower-cost cigarettes. In other words, you are just as likely to become ill from smoking American Spirit Cigarettes as any oth
LawyersandSettlements.com (Online Legal Marketing)
added Jun 7, 2016 19:40
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[Florida] Medical Issues Force Mistrial in COPD Case Against R.J. Reynolds

Judge John Krest declared a mistrial Tuesday when Jones Day’s Kevin Boyce declared unforeseen medical issues would render him unable to continue with trial in the case, which opened on Friday. “It would create some major difficulties for the defendant n
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 3, 2016 16:45
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[Florida] GLOBAL PREMIUM CIGARS, LLC., vs. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION: COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATION OF A.P.A. AND RELATED CAUSES (PDF)

11. Plaintiffs’ trademark rights and accompanying copyrights, developed over the past several years, in their illustrative artwork will be diminished by the Deeming Rules. Specifically, the Deeming Rules will constitute an unlawful taking or otherwise
Global Premium Cigars
added Jun 5, 2016 18:18
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Florida consumer accuses cigarette makers of deceptive labeling

The suit states the defendants manufacture and sell Natural American Spirit cigarettes, marketing and labeling them as "natural," "additive-free," "organic" and as an "unadulterated tobacco product." These terms, the lawsuit states, are intended to imply
Legal NewsLine
added May 31, 2016 19:33
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[Florida] Editorial: Promising downward trend in smoking

much of the credit in declining cigarette use goes to public smoking bans. In January, the University of South Florida joined at least 20 Florida colleges and universities in banning all tobacco use on campus, a commendable effort to keep young people fro
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 28, 2016 00:41
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