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Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship Application

Florida Farm Bureau Scholarship, Inc., has received funds from the August 1997 Florida Tobacco Settlement to provide scholarships to former Florida flue cured tobacco growers, current Florida flue cured tobacco growers and descendants of Florida flue cur
Monticello (FL) News, Jefferson Journal
added Apr 24, 2018 00:15
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Florida Jury Awards Plaintiff $375,000 In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

to a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes and that the addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that the woman was at the most fault for her lung disease (Myra Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 21, 2018 16:51
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Florida Panel Orders Hearing Over Engle Progeny Attorney Disqualification ($$)

suit to determine if a law firm should be disqualified from representing a plaintiff because one of its former attorneys had previously worked as an attorney defending tobacco companies in such cases (Dolores Balaban v. Philip Morris USA Inc.,
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 21, 2018 16:50
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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] Multimillion-dollar tobacco verdict upheld

A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict...in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $634,201 Engle Progeny Judgment ($$)

affirmed a final judgement in an Engle progeny action after finding that a trial court did not err in reducing the final judgment in the suit in which a man claimed that he developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Patrick O. Griffin v. Phil
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 19, 2018 19:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Can't Slash Smoker's Award, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

Eleventh Circuit said Tuesday it wouldn’t slash a $634,201 jury verdict to a Philip Morris smoker who underwent a lung transplant, saying a lower court didn’t err by not reducing the award to reflect a Veterans Affairs discount the hospital received for h
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:44
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[Florida] DOLORES BALABAN, Petitioner, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondents: ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING AND MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION PER CURIAM (PDF)

We grant respondents’ motions for rehearing... An evidentiary hearing is required in this case to examine the matters dealt with by Attorney Lima during his tenure at the Ferraro firm and the depth of his involvement. Disqualification of the Ferraro fir
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 17:24
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[Florida] Fla. Court Wants Hearing On Engle Firm Conflict Questions ($$)

Two tobacco giants will get another shot at addressing alleged conflicts at a plaintiffs firm handling Engle progeny cases that hired a lawyer who had previously done related work for one of the companies, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Fourt
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:19
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. MARY BROWN, Appellee/Cross-Appellant: AFFIRMED. B.L. THOMAS, C.J., and BILBREY, J., concur; WINSOR, J., dissents with opinion.

The main question in this case is what happens when a deadlocked jury is instructed to reach whatever partial verdict it can—and to do so without any further deliberations. On the unusual facts of this case, I would hold that such an instruction leaves th
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 03:30
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