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[Florida] Lawyers for non-smoking flight attendants who sued cash-rich foundation are punished for it

Philip Gerson and Steven Hunter, shut down their practices in Miami for a month early this year at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. Now they have blots on their previously unblemished records after long careers spent building good reputations.
Florida Bulldog
added Sep 20, 2018 22:25
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JUST IN: Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award to Delray woman

A jury returned to a Palm Beach County courtroom to decide how much to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the 1993 lung cancer death of a Boynton Beach woman. When it on Friday awarded Odom $6 million for losing her 58-year-old mother, Juanita Thurston
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2018 22:14
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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

The Third District Court of Appeal ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 20, 2018 13:03
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 11:30
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[Florida] RJR Slapped With $6.5M Verdict Over Musician's Mouth Cancer

a $6.5 million verdict Tuesday for the part jurors found the company played in the mouth cancer a Florida musician developed after years of smoking. Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46331.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2018 18:48
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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 19, 2018 17:22
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Tobacco Free Florida Response To FDA Declaration Of Youth E-Cigarette Use Epidemic

Current use of e-cigarettes among Florida middle school students increased 44.4 percent, from 5.4 percent in 2017 to 7.8 percent in 2018. The continued experimentation with these products among Florida youth is troubling. Many e-cigarettes contain nicoti
PR Newswire
added Sep 18, 2018 04:01
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Florida Panel Defines Residency Requirement For Engle Progeny Cases ($$)

concluded that the phrase “[a]ll Florida citizens and residents” as it appears in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Engle, 672 So. 2d 39, 40 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996) (Engle I), requires a showing that at the time of manifestation or diagnosis of a smoking-related di
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:37
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[Florida] Connecticut Top Court: Longshore Ruling Precludes Employer’s Asbestos Defense ($$)

precludes the employer from relitigating the issue, the Connecticut Supreme Court held...Welch testified that while tobacco use contributed to the decedent’s lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:36
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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