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[Florida] Jury Sides With Tobacco Companies, Says Plaintiff Not A Member Of Engle Class ($$)

answered “no” to the question of whether a plaintiff was addicted to smoking and whether smoking was the legal cause of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema (John Joseph Damiano Jr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-
Lexis Nexis
added May 30, 2018 20:25
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Supreme Court Disciplines 3 South Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers, 11 Other Attorneys

Also suspended was Philip Maurice Gerson, a Miami attorney practicing since 1970, for violating bar rules governing conflicts of interest involving attorneys’ current and former clients in tobacco litigation.
Law.com
added May 30, 2018 16:38
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RJR Cleared in $5M+ Suit Over Florida Smoker's COPD

rejected John Damiano’s claim that nicotine addiction legally caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Damiano, 75, who allegedly had his first cigarette at 7 and was a pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 13, smoked up to three packs a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 30, 2018 16:11
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Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country
Reuters
added May 28, 2018 16:13
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Florida Jury Sides With Widow, Awards $21 Million Following Tobacco Trial ($$)

verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., deeming the tobacco companies primarily responsible for the lung cancer death of Edward “Fred” Theis; one day later, on May 23, the jury awarded his widow $14 million in punitive damage
Lexis Nexis
added May 28, 2018 14:45
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[Arkansas, Florida] D.C. Federal Judge Won’t Wade Into Dispute Over Correct Advertising Payment ($$)

turned away a publisher’s request that the court compel tobacco manufacturers to reimburse The Little Rock Sun Community Newspaper for costs associated with printing court-approved corrective advertising (United States, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., e
Lexis Nexis
added May 28, 2018 14:44
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Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

Gievers wrote in her 22-page ruling that Floridians “have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for treatment of their debilitating medical conditions as recommended by their certified physicians, including the use of smokable marijuana in priva
AP - Associated Press
added May 28, 2018 02:51
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[Florida] Tobacco companies say not liable for lung cancer of Cuban immigrant who began smoking long before arriving in US

The widow of Cuban-born Juan Lopez, who died in 1994, is suing Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds, claiming the tobacco companies were responsible for the man's lung cancer because they suppressed information and continued to deny cigarettes were dangerous a
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added May 27, 2018 20:06
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $21M Verdict In Engle Case ($$)

The jury awarded Faye Theis, the widow of Fred Theis, $7 million in compensatory damages on Tuesday, then followed that up with a $14 million punitive award late on Wednesday. The jury found the tobacco giants liable on fraud and conspiracy counts for m
Law360
added May 25, 2018 18:38
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[Florida] Tobacco manufacturers face nearly $20M in Engle case damages

Ed Sweda Jr., a senior attorney with Northeastern University School of Law, said in January there have been about 300 Engle progeny trials over the past 10 years. About 200 of them resulted in plaintiff verdicts with compensatory and punitive damages ty
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 25, 2018 11:32
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