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[Florida] Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris. Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 15:45
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[Florida] CHADWELL V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial 11/30/17 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:19
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[Florida] PERROTTO V. RJ REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 12/04/17 –

In this Engle progeny case, Debbie Perrotto is suing defendant tobacco manufacturers, claiming that defendants concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering an addiction to cigarettes that caused smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:18
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS v. ANDY R. ALLEN SR.: BRIEF ON JURISDICTION OF PETITIONERS PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Shortly after the jury was empaneled, Petitioners discovered Juror Taylor’s true opinions. As recently as five months before trial, he had exhorted smokers on Facebook to “‘[s]et [themselves] free from the people who have you addicted,’” and urged them t
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 30, 2017 06:15
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[Florida] Proposed vaping ban gets unanimous backing

A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal on Tuesday. Former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, a member of the commission, said
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Nov 29, 2017 17:11
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[Florida] Proposed vaping ban gets unanimous backing

A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal on Tuesday. Former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, a member of the commission, said
Leesburg (FL) Daily Commercial
added Nov 29, 2017 02:35
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Juror's 'Satan' Barb Invalidates $18M Award ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds asked the Florida Supreme Court Monday to throw out an $18 million damages award for a deceased smoker’s family because a juror failed to disclose his views that tobacco companies are “leeches” and compared them to Satan in
Law360
added Nov 28, 2017 19:45
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[Florida] Prominent Tobacco Attorney Philip Gerson Fights Discipline Case

Prominent Miami tobacco attorney Philip Gerson and co-counsel Steven Hunter are fighting the Florida Bar’s argument that they should be suspended for 30 days for allegedly acting against clients’ interests in a secondhand smoke case. The bar argues Gerso
Law.com
added Nov 28, 2017 17:19
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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