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Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy says

The cause of death was listed as “projectile wound of head” — the pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said — and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. The “mod”-type p
Washington Post
added May 16, 2018 18:50
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R.J. Reynolds Defends Dismissal Of Florida Wrongful Death Claims ($$)

a Pinellas County trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying a motion to vacate an earlier dismissal for lack of prosecution because a plaintiff disregarded procedures to avoid dismissal during a “standstill agreement” in the underlying wrongful
Lexis Nexis
added May 15, 2018 05:03
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[Florida] LANDI V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/14/18 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette makers hid the dangers of their products, which caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2018 18:51
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Hears Arguments In Georgia Tobacco Regulations Case ($$)

An attorney for S&M Brands Inc. on April 17 told the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) is “skewed to benefit participating manufacturers,” as evidenced by a recent change to Georgia’s Model Escrow Agreement (MEA
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Florida Jury: Smoker Primarily At Fault For COPD Diagnosis ($$)

awarded an Engle progeny plaintiff $375,000 in damages but deemed her 90 percent at fault for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Myra Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CA-15000, Fla. Cir., 4thhJud., Duval Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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Florida Panel Sides With Tobacco Plaintiff, Upholds $20 Million Award ($$)

rejected efforts by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to undo a $20 million punitive damage award issued by jurors to the widower of a smoker who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Alan Konzelman,
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Florida] Counsel For Widow Of Smoker Moves To Strike Notice Of Unavailability ($$)

counsel for a 76-year-old plaintiff who in February won $24 million in an Engle progeny suit requested a hearing date on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s renewed motion for a directed verdict “as soon as humanly possible” (Rosemarie Graffeo v. R.J. Reynolds To
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Seeks To Undo Punitives In $11.5M Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday for a new trial in a case that resulted in an $11.5 million award for the relatives of a nurse who died of lung cancer, arguing that the instructions to the jury regarding how they could determine entitlement to pun
Law360
added May 10, 2018 17:49
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[Florida] Premium cigars have second chance to gain exemption from FDA regulation

The FDA has announced it is willing to reconsider the 2016 decision. It began accepting public input in March on whether premium cigars should be exempt from oversight. The comment period runs through June 25. In Tampa, known as Cigar City for its histo
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 10, 2018 17:32
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Mistrial Declared In Florida Tobacco Case After Juror Is Stricken ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. successfully moved to strike a juror for his “inability to understand English” (Myron Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added May 9, 2018 03:02
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