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Florida International Researchers Unveil Clinical Research Lab For Tobacco Smoking

The Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University's (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work unveiled the first clinical research laboratory for tobacco smoking in South Florida to assess the impact that waterpipe (a
Public.
added May 25, 2017 22:00
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Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

in which a woman claimed that a tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her husband, which led to his lung cancer and death, because the judge gave contradictory jury instructions that may confuse the jury (Lorraine Olson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 21:11
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[Florida] Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Former Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

$1.3 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $2.4 million in the suit where she claimed that the misinformation spread about the harmfulness and addictive nature of cigarettes by a tobacco company led to her lung cancer (Linda Martin v. P
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 00:19
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NCH Healthcare System First Employer To Achieve Certified Blue Zones Worksite Status In Florida

designated NCH a smoke-free campus and a new policy in 2011 to no longer hire smokers. NCH continues to see a drop in its employee smoking rate, falling from 2.8 percent in 2015 to 1.3 percent in 2016. The smoking rate in Florida for the same time frame w
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:38
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] Parker Waichman Comments on Tobacco Ruling: Engle May Now Be Used to Prove Smoking Injury Liability

"The recent majority opinion has followed what we have seen in the class litigation, in all court opinions, and what was decided in Engle," said Keith Gitman, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Buttresses Smokers' Claims Against Tobacco Cos. ($$)

Engle progeny plaintiffs dodged a federal-state court split that might have given the U.S. Supreme Court incentive to weigh in on whether plaintiffs could use the landmark tobacco class action's jury findings to buttress their strict liability and neglige
Law360
added May 24, 2017 03:05
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[Florida] Lincoln Park senior honored for fight against tobacco

NICOLAS SUAREZ, A SENIOR AT LINCOLN PARK ACADEMY, WAS NAMED THE SOUTH REGION YOUTH ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR... HE IS A MEMBER OF THE STATEWIDE YOUTH ADVOCACY BOARD, WHICH WORKS WITH THE TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA PROGRAM TO SET THE DIRECTION AND GOALS OF SWAT AND T
TCPalm.com
added May 24, 2017 01:27
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Finds Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

ruled that federal law does not preempt smokers from filing negligence suits against tobacco companies and affirmed a $2.75 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit (Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590, 11th Cir., 2017 U.S. A
Lexis Nexis
added May 23, 2017 12:35
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[Florida] Are You Ready For More Tobacco Litigation?

Tobacco cases — it’s the litigation that keeps giving. In a contentious en banc decision — there were three dissents, one of which chastised judges to “stick to our day jobs” instead of advocating for plaintiffs — the Eleventh Circuit found that smokers
Above the Law (blog)
added May 23, 2017 02:46
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