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[Florida] FL smoking ban not so smoke free

That's right, 14 years after Florida banned smoking in restaurants and workplaces, lighting up remains perfectly legal on every local beach, ball field, park even playground! "I was under the assumption that they had the power to do that," said Mike Re
WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach, FL)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:25
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Cigarette Addiction Trial ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that his lung cancer and death were the result of his addiction (Phyllis Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 24, 2017 20:10
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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Game-Changer: Closely Watched Case Could Change Florida's Evidence Rules

The case pits plaintiff Richard DeLisle and his wife, Aline, against industrial manufacturers Crane Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Co. DeLisle, a cancer patient, linked his mesothe
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:27
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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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[Florida] Are White Men Better Jurors for Tobacco Companies?

Enoch's counsel used a peremptory challenge during the preliminary examination to strike prospective juror 18, a white man, during voir dire. But the tobacco companies objected, raising race and gender issues. "He's a white male. I don't understand what …
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] Local briefs

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld ...a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury found in April 2016 that Reynolds was 66 percent at fault for the disease experienced by Purdo, as well as 12 percent to Philip Morris USA and 22 percent to Purd
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Aug 18, 2017 18:27
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Plaintiff Urges Florida Court To Allow Asbestos Experts, Award, Reject Daubert ($$)

Two amicus curiae parties on Aug. 15 joined a plaintiff in urging the Florida Supreme Court to reject the Daubert standard and reverse an appellate court’s ruling excluding experts and negating an $8 million asbestos award (Richard DeLisle v. Crane Co., e
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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