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[Florida] New FDA tobacco rules appears to ban cigar donations to troops

It's not just the troops getting free cigars. Newman and other companies donate thousands more to charities each year for silent auctions, golf tournaments and other fundraisers. "We're good citizens, and now the FDA says, 'No, no, no. No more charity,'
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2016 14:51
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[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:11
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[Florida] Snap Judgment: Jurors' Quick Verdict Clears R.J. Reynolds in $8M+ Trial over Health Dept. Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jurors rejected the claimed link between nicotine addiction and the 1992 cancer death of Rebecca Fredenhagen, a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for decades. Thursday's verdict followed a six-day trial in which Fredenhagen's daughter, D
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 26, 2016 20:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Escapes Liability For Mom's Lung Cancer Death ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. not liable in an $8 million trial over a mother's lung cancer death, saying that either she was not addicted to cigarettes or that the addiction wasn't the cause of her death.
Law360
added Aug 26, 2016 16:07
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[Florida] Engle Findings Have Due Process Issues, RJR Tells 11th Circ. ($$)

that an Aug. 10 Florida state court decision in Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Lourie concluded that the Engle jury’s findings were based on evidence specific to cigarettes, not the characteristics inherent in ordinary cigarettes. That contradicts the premise
Law360
added Aug 26, 2016 16:06
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[Florida] Re: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Defendants submit this response...underscores that no one can ascertain what the Engle jury actually decided with reasonable confidence and that Walker rested on an incorrect premise. The due process problems with the Engle findings are therefore unavo
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 26, 2016 19:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21
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[Florida] Addiction or Choice? Sides Focus on Health Department Worker's Drive to Smoke in Cancer Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A Florida health department employee smoked throughout each day for decades—while working, doing laundry, cooking, gardening, even crocheting. But she was also strong-willed and independent, and successfully quit smoking in her first serious attempt, acco
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 25, 2016 04:32
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[Florida] King & Spalding Facing Sanctions After Tobacco Case Mistrial

King & Spalding will have to argue against sanctions in a tobacco case after an Atlanta partner's conduct caused a Miami judge to declare a mistrial. Attorney W. Randall Bassett made "premeditated, willful and egregious" comments during a five-day product
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:43
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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