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[Florida] As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

What caused the coronary heart disease that forced a Florida smoker to undergo a triple bypass at 45, and when that disease first occurred, took center stage as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds last week. Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA017202.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:36
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[Florida] Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal For Failure To Prosecute In Engle Case ($$)

In a Nov. 14 ruling, a divided Second District Florida Court of Appeal found that a trial court’s dismissal of a tobacco plaintiff’s case for lack of prosecution...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 16, 2018 02:34
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Parties Brief Rehearing Motion In Florida Top Court’s Rejection Of Daubert ($$)

Despite Crane Co.’s protestations to the contrary, Florida’s Supreme Court adopted the Frye standard and, rather than overlook the issue of whether nonparty defendants should have appeared on...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2018 14:41
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Florida Appeals Court Directs Trial Court To Reinstate Tobacco Verdict ($$)

In an Oct. 7 opinion, the Fourth District Florida Court of Appeal affirmed a $20 million award of compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of the...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2018 14:41
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Blamed for 49-Year Old's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens

Attorneys debated whether a tobacco industry conspiracy or a Florida smoker's own choices were to blame for the lung cancer that killed him at 49, as trial began this week against R.J. Reynolds. Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 14, 2018 04:34
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Florida Federal Jury Again Rejects Claims By Smoker’s Widow ($$)

For the third time, jurors on Nov. 7 sided with the tobacco industry in a longstanding dispute over the lung cancer death of a Florida man (Eddie O....
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2018 17:38
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Divided Florida Panel: Tobacco Tax Memo Is Unadopted Rule ($$)

In a Nov. 6 ruling, a majority of a First District Florida Court of Appeal panel agreed with a tobacco wrap distributor that a 2016 memorandum issued by...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2018 17:37
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[Florida] Fla. SC rejects Daubert standard in $8M mesothelioma case

In its ruling, the court rejected the 4th District's adoption of the Daubert standard...DeLisle sought a review of the 4th District Court of Appeals decision that ruled in favor of Crane Co. and other defendants. The 4th District reversed for a new trial
Legal NewsLine
added Nov 10, 2018 17:24
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Blunts Cigar Wrap Tax Rule ($$)

A Florida appeals court ruled Tuesday that a state agency’s memorandum outlining the taxation of whole leaf cigar wraps constituted an unenforceable rule, overturning an administrative law judge’s ruling.
Law360
added Nov 8, 2018 19:10
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[Florida] Amendment 9 passes, banning off-shore oil drilling, indoor vaping

Indoor electronic smoking, including e-cigarettes and vapes, are banned in indoor workplaces. Vaping devices are defined as “any product that employs an electronic, a chemical, or a mechanical means capable of producing vapor or aerosol from a nicotine p
WKMG-TV 6 (Orlando, FL)
added Nov 7, 2018 19:20
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