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[Florida] Robert Kaye, Judge in $145B Engle Tobacco Case, Dies at Age 86

The Miami-Dade Circuit judge who presided over the landmark trial that delivered a $145 billion verdict against the tobacco industry has died, the court confirmed Thursday. Retired Judge Robert Kaye died Feb. 8 in Ocala at age 86, according to the Miam
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:51
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... $11.5 million plus punitive damages, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only...
Law360
added Mar 4, 2016 14:18
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[Florida] $350K Award to Widow After Jury Clears Philip Morris of Liability for Smoker's Death

awarded $350,000 to the widow of an alcohol abuse counselor who developed cancer after 40 years of smoking, but rejected the case's wrongful death claim and cleared cigarette maker Philip Morris of the lion’s share of liability. McCall v. Philip Morris,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2016 11:53
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[Florida] BREAKING: Philip Morris Escapes Most Liability In $11.5M Engle Trial ($$)

jury Wednesday rejected a widow's bid for $11.5 million plus punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. for the death of her husband, who smoked, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only a quarter of the blame for his lung c
Law360
added Mar 2, 2016 23:36
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[Florida] VAPORIZING SMALL BUSINESS

But this new, fast-growing market already faces an attack. Right now, the Florida legislature is considering House Bill 1143, sponsored by Rep. Shawn Harrison (R-Tampa). The bill will amend the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act by categorizing vaping as smoki
Folio Weekly
added Mar 2, 2016 15:35
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[Florida] In Engle Trials, Female Attys Face An Old Boy's Club ($$)

Laura Shamp, says women have been chased out of the courtroom for too long... The dearth of lead female trial attorneys in state Engle cases may be rooted in decades-old social and historical forces, experts told Law360. Shamp said she faced a barrage of
Law360
added Mar 1, 2016 16:47
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[Florida] Vector Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

For the fourth quarter 2015, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $269.9 million, compared to $272.8 million for the fourth quarter 2014. The decline in revenues was primarily due to a 0.2% decline in unit sales volume partially offset by favorable net pr
Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2016 16:45
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[Florida] VIDEO: Exploding e-cigarette injures woman, destroys car

had just parked her rental car in front of a friend's home in Golden Gate Estates Thursday night when she paused to take a smoke and charge her phone. The 30-year-old raised her Tugboat brand e-cigarette to her lips, pressed the button and boom — the thi
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Feb 29, 2016 01:30
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[Florida] Widow Tells Jury RJ Reynolds Caused Husband's Fatal Cancer ($$)

told jurors that Don Gamble began smoking as a teenager, became hopelessly addicted to cigarettes, and eventually developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 26, 2016 18:14
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[Florida] Fla. Court Told Attys' Fees In Engle Progeny Case Are Invalid ($$)

that counsel for the daughter of a deceased smoker, awarded $1.26 million in damages after two significant reductions, are not contractually entitled to $965,000 in attorneys' fees, saying that figure was invalidated when the court...
Law360
added Feb 25, 2016 21:53
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