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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AND LIGGETT v. BOATRIGHT: ON PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW FROM A DECISION OF THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (PDF)

THIS COURT HAS COMPELLING REASONS TO EXERCISE ITS JURISDICTION IN THIS CASE The impact of the Second District’s decision will extend far beyond Engle- progeny cases. The conflict between Boatright and Wheaton/Matte creates uncertainty as to whether Rule
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 28, 2017 13:42
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[Florida] Local group encouraging apartment complexes to ban smoking

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance is pushing for apartment complexes to ban smoking. Ydaly Pullara admits it was hard to kick this habit. "Off and on for about a total of 20 years," Pullara says. According to the Florida Apartment Association,
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:17
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment to a tobacco company in a wrongful death suit because a man who died from smoking related diseases was not an Engle class member and therefore the woman representing his estate cannot be consider
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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[Florida] RJR Tobacco Says ITG Had Duty To Join In Fla. Settlement ($$)

told a Delaware chancellor on Friday that ITG Brands LLC relied on tortured contract readings to support claims that time ran out on ITG’s duty to pursue and assume a $30 million yearly payment obligation to Florida to offset harms from tobacco sales.
Law360
added Jun 24, 2017 14:36
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[Florida] Apartments head in smoke-free direction

During the past two years, the state and the Florida Apartment Association began certifying apartment complexes for restricting smoking. More than 1,131 Florida landlords and property managers have agreed to prohibit smoking in at least some areas, inclu
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jun 24, 2017 14:30
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
Law360
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14
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[Florida] DONNA FANALI, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellee (PDF)

No case establishes that a smoker’s survivor can be a class member even where the smoker could not. It is undisputed that Cavalier was not an Engle class member; therefore his survivors were not class members and could not rely on Engle to toll the st
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 22, 2017 17:59
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[Florida] Fla. Court Says Suit Against RJ Reynolds Came Too Late ($$)

The three-judge panel found that Donna Fanali, representing the estate of Thomas Cavalier, who died in 1993, was not a member of the class in the landmark Engle v. Liggett Group class action, so Engle couldn’t stop the clock on her lawsuit, which was fil
Law360
added Jun 22, 2017 15:24
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[Florida] Federal Judge Dismisses Trademark Infringement Suit Against Tobacco Shop ($$)

A federal judge in Florida on June 15 denied a pipe maker’s motion for default final judgment and dismissed the trademark infringement suit without prejudice because the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the suit (Sream Inc. v. Hookah, Tobacco And
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 19, 2017 21:18
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