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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Says It Isn't To Blame For Untimely Engle Suit ($$)

tried Thursday to dodge malpractice claims brought by a Florida woman who says the firm botched her suit against tobacco companies, arguing the woman's suit failed because her claims were untimely and not because of the firm's actions.
Law360
added Nov 14, 2015 01:11
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reinstates $12M In Punitive Damages Against RJR ($$)

A three-judge panel ruled Nov. 6 that there was enough evidence for plaintiff Cindy Evers' claims that her mother Jacqueline Loyd was likely swayed by "misleading advertising campaigns" by tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Law360
added Nov 13, 2015 13:36
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[California, Florida, New York] Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

Some who suffer from secondhand smoke were thrilled, but others, including some non-smokers, worried that it gives the government yet another reason to harass or even evict poor people for doing what would otherwise be a legal activity in the privacy of t
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2015 02:47
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[Florida] Nonagenarian's Motivation to Quit Smoking Questioned in Trial Against Big Three Tobacco Companies

Daniel Seidman, director of smoking cessation services at Columbia University, told jurors Richard Shulman, who smoked R.J. Reynolds, Liggett, and Philip Morris-brand cigarettes for more than 40 years, was so dependent on nicotine he suffered symptoms ak
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:52
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Florida appeals court revives $12.3 mln award for Engle plaintiff

reinstated $12.3 million in damages for the daughter of a deceased smoker, ruling that the trial court had erred by granting R.J. Reynolds' motion to toss a jury verdict finding the company had fraudulently concealed the dangers of cigarettes. In a unani
Reuters
added Nov 13, 2015 02:39
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[Florida] Great American Smokeout is Nov. 19 - Live Tobacco Free

Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville's Wellness Center staff will be at Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Navy Exchange from 11 a.m. to noon providing tobacco cessation tips and tools to help people quit and stay quit. "Our goal is to reduce tobacco use and i
U.S. Navy.mil
added Nov 10, 2015 16:05
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[Florida] CINDY EVERS v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Accordingly, we reverse the directed verdict on Ms. Evers' fraud by concealment and conspiracy to commit fraud by concealment claims. Because we are reinstating the jury's verdict on these two claims we likewise reinstate the punitive damages award att
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 14, 2015 02:14
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[Florida] $325K in Puntives Against Philip Morris Doubles Verdict in Trial Over Mortician's Lung Cancer Death

However, the jury’s failure to award more than $2.3 million in stipulated economic damages Wednesday means the ultimate judgment could be increased to nearly $3 million post-trial. Danielson, who helped run a family-owned funeral home, started smoking w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2015 13:55
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Sued By Fla. Woman Over Bungled Tobacco Suit ($$)

Spooner claims that two of the firm’s attorneys agreed to a joint stipulation in June 2013 dismissing her suit, as Spooner hadn’t returned a court-ordered questionnaire. However, she claims she did in fact fill out the questionnaire and handed it over to
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Late Pizzeria Owner's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

told jurors in Pasco County, Florida that John Barbose's death left Phyllis, his wife of four decades, alone and unable to stomach the thought of dating another man, and deprived the couple's loving children and granddaughter of the family patriarch. "He
Law360
added Nov 6, 2015 20:13
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