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Florida smokers puff more than counterparts

Slightly more than 13 percent of Florida adults smoked in 2017, but they go through more tobacco than average smokers nationally, a draft report given Tuesday to Florida health officials shows. The findings, culled from the Florida Adult Tobacco Survey,
The Business Journals
added Aug 22, 2018 19:34

[Florida] Avera & Smith Secures $2 Million Tobacco Case Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Family of Deceased Laryngeal Cancer Victim

family of Tyrone Dixon, who contracted laryngeal cancer and passed away in 1994 at age 38 as a result of his addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine. Mr. Dixon started to smoke at age 11 or 12 while growing up in Milton, Florida, and continued to smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 21, 2018 17:39

After Agreeing To Award Punitives, Florida Jury Can’t Decide On Amount ($$)

A mistrial was declared in Phase 2 of an Engle progeny case on Aug. 17 by a Florida judge after jurors indicated that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the amount of punitive damages to be awarded to the family of a smoker (Frances Bessent
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:06

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $2M Verdict In Smoking Death Suit ($$)

A Florida state jury found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. partially at fault for the death of a lifelong smoker who succumbed to laryngeal cancer, returning a $2 million verdict, according to court records. Tyrone Dixon was addicted to cigarettes, the jury fo
added Aug 21, 2018 12:39

[Florida] Jury Hits RJR With $2M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, For Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

handed down a $2 million verdict night against R.J. Reynolds, and found punitives potentially warranted, for the part they concluded the cigarette maker played in the throat cancer-related death of a Florida smoker. Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2018 20:23

[Florida] Jury Hits RJR With $2M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, For Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Jurors in Florida’s 8th Judicial Circuit, sitting in Alachua County, found cigarettes, and Reynolds’ participation in a decades-long scheme to hide the dangers of smoking, hooked Tyrone Dixon to nicotine and led to fatal throat cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:24

[Florida] Philip Morris Pushes Back on $20M Award for Ex-Smoker

asked the 11th Circuit on Wednesday to order a new trial after a jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages to a former smoker who claimed her decision to take up the habit was influenced by the company’s ads. Alternatively, Philip Morris asked the 11t
Courthouse News
added Aug 17, 2018 12:54

[Florida] Smoker's Death Shouldn't Pause Arguments, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The attorney for a now-deceased ex-smoker... told the Eleventh Circuit Monday that her death is no reason to postpone the oral arguments set for Wednesday, dryly noting that the tobacco company’s “compassionate response is touching.”
added Aug 15, 2018 05:03

Florida Supreme Court Briefed On Disqualified Firm In Engle Cases ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. urge the Florida Supreme Court to turn away an appeal of a ruling that disqualified a law firm from providing legal representation for more than 100 Engle-progeny plaintiffs in Florida’s Third District
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 15, 2018 05:01

After Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Florida Man Sues Tobacco Company ($$)

a recently diagnosed lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient took aim at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC, accusing the cigarette manufacturers of causing his illnesses (Joe Broughton v.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 15, 2018 04:53
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