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[Florida] Thousands of tobacco lawsuits in the pipeline

plaintiffs have died waiting for the cigarette manufacturers to pay up, thanks to an obscure statute... Twin bills ...would change that by repealing the statute that gives tobacco companies this exclusive advantage. “Plaintiffs have actually died waiting
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 1, 2017 20:03
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[Florida] Students, businesses partner to curb secondhand smoke

Members of Washington County's student-led Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) organization, along with the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, are celebrating local business partners and progress made in reducing exposure to secondhand
Chipley (Holmes County (FL) Times-Advertiser / Washington County News)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:53


In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 31, 2017 14:59

[Florida] RJR Responsible For Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Family members of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades urged a Florida jury to hold R.J. Reynolds responsible Friday, emphasizing the company's longtime knowledge of smoking's risks — and its conc
added Jan 29, 2017 17:18

[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Woman's Fatal Respiratory Disease, as Trial Against Tobacco Giant Begins

over what caused a Florida woman to smoke for six decades and continue smoking even as she needed supplemental oxygen for her respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over its role in the woman’s death. Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds, 11-26-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2017 21:22

Florida receives failing grades on tobacco report

The association issued grades in five categories, and Florida failed in four of them. The F’s were in tobacco prevention and cessation funding, which means money dedicated to helping people quit, access to those services, tobacco taxes, and tobacco usag
WESH NewsChannel 2 (Orlando, FL)
added Jan 25, 2017 21:41

Florida Gets Failing Grades Regarding Tobacco Prevention

an ‘F’ for tobacco prevention and cessation funding. The state’s best grade was a ‘B’ for smoke free air, with smoking is prohibited in restaurants and retail stores, and restricted in bars. The rest of the report card included three straight failing gra
NBC Miami
added Jan 25, 2017 18:02

[Florida] Trials Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

for promoting Star’s tobacco-based dietary supplements....won the majority of cases tried against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., including two wins — in Rounds v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co and Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. — that came back from the jury
added Jan 24, 2017 17:37

[Florida] Tobacco Companies File Notice Of Appeal On $10 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

that they would be jointly appealing a $10 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit, saying the trial court erred by failing to grant their post-trial motions for a new trial and for a directed verdict (Philip Morris, et al. v. Mary Howles, 4D17-31, Fla.
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 23, 2017 19:28

[Florida] St. Petersburg city council bans smokeless tobacco at Rays games

has given final approval to an ordinance banning use of smokeless tobacco products at organized sporting events, including baseball games at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. The measure approved Thursday not only applies to players, coaches a
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 23, 2017 12:46
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