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2 Recent Florida Supreme Court Rulings Could Impact Insurance Industry

Odom v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co....Justices Canady and Polston dissented, and agreed with the Florida Justice Reform Institute’s argument in another filed amicus brief that the Florida Supreme Court did not have constitutional authority to overturn the
Insurance Journal
added Oct 3, 2018 08:34

Florida Supreme Court says appeals court erred when it reversed $4.5 million award over smoking-related death

In her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a district court awarded the damages after a jury determined Gwendolyn E. Odom’s mother passed away because of her cigarette addiction. The appeals court overturned it as well as the trial court’s denial
Legal NewsLine
added Oct 3, 2018 08:22

[Florida] After near-death experience, Jennifer Ross stops smoking

As a notoriously heavy chain smoker, Jennifer Ross' raspy voice has filled the radio airwaves across South Florida for almost four decades. J-Ross (my nickname for her) has been off the air for over ninety days. She's usually an open book with what's goi
WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach, FL)
added Oct 3, 2018 07:28

Florida Jury: Widow Entitled To $2.4 Million In Compensatory Damages ($$)

Although denying an award of punitive damages on Sept. 26, a Florida jury on Sept. 25 awarded the wife of a lung cancer victim $2.4 million in compensatory damages...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 2, 2018 04:20

BURGESS: The conservative case for Amendment 9: workplace vaping ban will save Florida millions

Medicaid and Medicare expenses are already high, and will be even higher if taxpayers are forced to pay for the thousands of people who would suffer from secondhand smoke exposure – through cigarettes, vaping, or e-cigarettes – while trying to earn a pay
The Capitolist
added Oct 2, 2018 03:41

[Florida] Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

concluded James Chadwell died from smoking-related lung cancer driven by an addiction to cigarettes and Philip Morris’ participation in a decades-long scheme...$0 punitive verdict Wednesday after a separate proceeding.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 1, 2018 03:47

[Florida] California Injunction Barring Indian Woman’s Cigarette Sales Stays In Place ($$)

California cannot obtain injunctive relief under its unfair competition law (UCL) claim against a member of an Indian tribe for selling untaxed cigarettes from her reservation home, but...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 1, 2018 03:43

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 9

AMENDMENT 9: PROHIBITS OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS DRILLING; PROHIBITS VAPING IN ENCLOSED INDOOR WORKPLACES...Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more r
Florida Phoenix
added Sep 29, 2018 13:16

Florida Supreme Court Reinstates $20 Million Award In Engle-Progeny Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court erred when it created a bright-line cap on the amount of noneconomic damages available to adult, financially independent children who prevail on wrongful death...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 26, 2018 00:49

Punitives Denied, But Phase I Damages Awarded In Florida Tobacco Case ($$)

J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Sept. 18 were ordered by a Florida jury to pay $1 million to a plaintiff for the...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 24, 2018 04:33
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