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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, v. SHARON BLOCK, as personal representative of Lillian Kaplan, deceased, Respondent: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Florida District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District

1. When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively pre- sumed against that party in subsequent litigation? 2. Are strict-liability and negligence claims
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:31
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, v. JAMES LEWIS, Respondent: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Florida District Court Of Appeal For The Fifth District

2. Are strict-liability and negligence claims based on the findings by the class-action jury in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. preempted by the many federal statutes that manifested Congress’s intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:28
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, v. FLORENCE MONROE, Respondent: PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI

Are strict-liability and negligence claims based on the findings by the class-action jury in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. preempted by the many federal statutes that manifested Congress’s intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the Uni
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:26
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[Florida] Tobacco Company Appeals $806,000 Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

the trial court denied its motion to set aside the verdict in a suit where a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that the addiction caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and death, according to the online docket
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 16, 2018 21:33
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Anti-smoking groups rally against proposal to undermine Tobacco Free Florida funding

Florida’s smoking rates may have dropped, but the need continues for an anti-smoking campaign —- making ill-advised a proposed constitutional amendment that would divert money from advertising to cancer research, a group of health advocates warned Wednes
Orlando (FL) Weekly
added Mar 16, 2018 21:26
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit with $4M Compensatory Award, But Avoids Punitives, for Building Contractor's Cancer Death

handed down the $4 million compensatory award to Jo Freeman, after concluding her husband David’s nicotine addiction and his 30 years of smoking Philip Morris’ Marlboro and Benson & Hedges cigarettes caused his lung cancer...60% of responsibility for Free
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:17
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[Florida] Funding for cancer research may be skimmed from tobacco prevention program

A proposed amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research. Sounds good right? But, health groups are opposing it because the money would come out of Florida’s tobacco prevention pro
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:04
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Health groups say a proposed amendment could undermine Florida’s anti-smoking campaign

A coalition of health organizations are warning that a proposed state constitutional amendment would undermine Florida’s smoking prevention efforts resulting in higher smoking rates and, eventually, higher health care costs as the result of an increase i
The Capitolist
added Mar 16, 2018 20:53
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[Florida] Health groups say proposed constitutional amendment would increase smoking rates

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research, but health groups oppose it, because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program. F
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:08
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[Florida] 11th Circuit upholds ruling against tobacco companies in COPD case

upheld a jury award in the case of a woman who sued three tobacco companies claiming smoking their cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pauline Burkhart was one of many individuals who moved forward with an individual lawsuit a
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:14
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