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[Florida] Longboat Key man has grafts after e-cig battery burns

A Manatee County man was left burned and blistered after his shorts caught on fire. It's all because the battery in his e-cigarette exploded while he was carrying it in his pocket. Matthew Betancourt was healing from second-degree burns, from the top of
WTVT Fox13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 25, 2016 13:21
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[Florida] Widower Slams RJ Reynolds Ahead Of En Banc Arguments ($$)

A smoker's widower slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Monday in the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that his reliance on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims do not violate the tobacco company's due process
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:10
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[Florida] Law Firms Defend Use Of Engle Tobacco Findings At 11th Circ. ($$)

The lawyers representing Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state courts told the Eleventh Circuit it shouldn't consider R.J. Reynolds' assertions that reliance on the landmark case's jury findings violates the cigarette maker's due process rights becaus
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:09
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL (PDF)

PM USA hereby files this Amended Notice of Appeal from the November 19, 2015 Final Judgment (Doc. 172), and the district court’s order denying PM USA’s Rule 60 motion to correct the Final Judgment (Doc. 174) and orders denying PM USA’s Motion For Judgment
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 20:48
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[Florida] WellCare Recognizes World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2016

Watson has now been smoke-free for nearly two months, and in recognition of World No Tobacco Day, wants to encourage others to do the same. With more than 10,000 children in Florida alone becoming daily smokers each year, Watson knows his message is impor
PR Newswire
added May 23, 2016 19:14
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: EN BANC BRIEF OF WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUNDATION AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS, URGING REVERSAL (PDF) (40pp)

Defendants deserve to have their preemption arguments evaluated on the best available evidence of an actual conflict, not based on an a priori presumption that bears no apparent relation to that question.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 17:17
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. et al.: BRIEF OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE AMERICAN TORT REFORM ASSOCIATION...(PDF) (42pp)

The Walker panel and the district court in this case authorized the use of Florida’s unique preclusion doctrine as a blunt weapon, with serious implications for American businesses. If left undisturbed, these rulings would potentially authorize the use of
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 17:09
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $11.5M Verdict In Nurse's Death

slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $6.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by relatives of a chain-smoking registered nurse and addiction counselor who died of lung cancer, adding to the $5 million compensatory verdict it awarded the pla
Law360
added May 21, 2016 01:32
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[Florida] UPDATE: $11.5M Verdict Includes $6M in Punitives against RJR for Nurse's Cancer Death

Jurors imposed a $6.5 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for its part in the death of Dorothy McCabe, a former nurse and addiction counselor who smoked for more than 50 years. The verdict, when combined with the $5 million in compensatories the
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 21, 2016 01:16
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Told To Pay $5M For Addiction Counselor's Death ($$)

$5 million in compensatory damages to the five adult children of a chain-smoking registered nurse and addiction counselor who died of lung cancer and said R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. should pay punitive damages, but found the nurse was primarily responsible
Law360
added May 20, 2016 16:54
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